Aspidistra elatio
aspidistra aspidistra n. 1. 1 an evergreen perennial ({Aspidistra elatio}) with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant.

Syn: cast-iron plant, bar-room plant [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Aspidistra elatio — noun evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant • Syn: ↑aspidistra, ↑cast iron plant, ↑bar room plant • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • aspidistra — n. 1. 1 an evergreen perennial ({Aspidistra elatio}) with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant. Syn: cast iron plant, bar room plant [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • genus Aspidistra — noun genus of eastern Asiatic herbs; sometimes placed in the family Convallariaceae • Hypernyms: ↑liliid monocot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Liliaceae, ↑family Liliaceae, ↑lily family • Member Meronyms: ↑aspidistra, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast-iron plant — noun evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant • Syn: ↑aspidistra, ↑bar room plant, ↑Aspidistra elatio • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bar-room plant — noun evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant • Syn: ↑aspidistra, ↑cast iron plant, ↑Aspidistra elatio • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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