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British Dictionary definitions for scindapsus


  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

New Latin, from Greek skindapsos an ivy-like plant
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  • Scindapsus, which was used as a medicine, has actually retained a Sanskrit name, "vustiva."

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