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sansevieria

[ san-suh-vee-eer-ee-uh, -suh-veer-ee-uh ]

noun

  1. any plant belonging to the genus Sansevieria, of the agave family, grown as a houseplant for its stiff, sword-shaped leaves and white or yellow flowers.


sansevieria

/ ˌsænsɪˈvɪərɪə /

noun

  1. any herbaceous perennial plant of the liliaceous genus Sansevieria, of Old World tropical regions. Some are cultivated as house plants for their erect bayonet-like fleshy leaves of variegated green (mother-in-law's tongue); others yield useful fibre (bowstring hemp)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sansevieria1

1795–1805; < New Latin; named after San Seviero, principality of Raimondo di Sangro (1710–71), learned Neapolitan; -ia

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sansevieria1

New Latin, named after Raimondo di Sangro (1710–71), Italian scholar and prince of San Severo

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Example Sentences

Pistils also has a monstera named Swiss Cheese Vine and a sansevieria named Samurai.

Sisal hemp and Sansevieria have been experimented with, but without any distinct influence upon the trade output.

The leaves of species of Sansevieria yield a valuable fibre.

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