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  1. any plant of the tropical Asiatic climbing genus Scindapsus, typically stem rooting, esp S. aureus and S. pictus, grown as greenhouse or house plants for their leathery heart-shaped variegated leaves: family Araceae
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Word Origin for scindapsus

New Latin, from Greek skindapsos an ivy-like plant
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Historical Examples of scindapsus

  • Scindapsus, which was used as a medicine, has actually retained a Sanskrit name, "vustiva."

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 460, October 25, 1884