houseplant
houseplant houseplant n. any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • houseplant — [hous′plant΄] n. a plant that is grown indoors, primarily for decoration …   English World dictionary

  • Houseplant — A houseplant is a plant that is grown indoors in places such as residences and offices. Houseplants are commonly grown for decorative purposes and health reasons such as indoor air purification. Plants used in this fashion are most commonly,… …   Wikipedia

  • houseplant — /hows plant , plahnt /, n. an ornamental plant that is grown indoors or adapts well to indoor culture. [1870 75; HOUSE + PLANT] * * * Plant adapted for growing indoors, commonly a member of a species that flourishes naturally only in warm… …   Universalium

  • houseplant — UK [ˈhaʊsˌplɑːnt] / US [ˈhaʊsˌplænt] noun [countable] Word forms houseplant : singular houseplant plural houseplants a plant that you grow inside your house in a container, usually for decoration …   English dictionary

  • houseplant — noun a) A plant that is grown indoors in places such as a house or office for decorative purposes. Herbert thought that adding some houseplants would brighten up his desk. b) A variety of plant that is especially suited to such cultivation, or… …   Wiktionary

  • houseplant — noun Date: 1871 a plant grown or kept indoors …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • houseplant — house|plant [ˈhauspla:nt US plænt] n a plant that you grow inside your house for decoration British Equivalent: pot plant …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • houseplant — house|plant [ haus,plænt ] noun count a plant that you grow inside your house in a container, usually for decoration …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • houseplant — see house plant …   English dictionary

  • houseplant — noun (C) a plant that you grow indoors for decoration …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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