[ spey-thuh-fil-uh m, -thuh-, spath-uh- ]
/ ˌspeɪ ðəˈfɪl əm, -θə-, ˌspæθ ə- /


any of various tropical plants of the genus Spathiphyllum, having a white or green spathe and a spike of fragrant flowers and often cultivated as an ornamental.

Origin of spathiphyllum

< New Latin, equivalent to Greek spáth(ē) blade, spathe + New Latin -i- -i- (irregular for -o-) + Greek -phyllon, neuter of -phyllos -phyllous, in reference to the leaflike appearance of the spathes
Also called peace lily, spathe flower. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019