dieffenbachia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Ernst Dieffenbach died 1855 German naturalist Date: circa 1900 any of a genus (Dieffenbachia) of erect poisonous tropical American plants of the arum family having usually variegated leaves and often grown as houseplants

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  • dieffenbachia — [dēf΄ən bak′ē ə] n. [ModL, after Ernst Dieffenbach (1811 55), 19th c. Ger botanist + ia, IA] any of a genus (Dieffenbachia) of tropical plants of the arum family, with thick, fleshy jointed stems and large leaves, dark green and often splashed… …   English World dictionary

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  • dieffenbachia — ● dieffenbachia nom masculin (de Dieffenbach, nom propre) Belle plante d appartement, originaire d Amérique tropicale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dieffenbachia — Dieffenbac …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dieffenbachia — Dieffenbachien Dieffenbachia bowmannii Systematik Unterklasse: Froschlöffelähnliche (Alismatidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dieffenbachia —   Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia bowman …   Wikipedia Español

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