spider plant
noun Date: 1944 any of several cultivars of a southern African plant (Chlorophytum comosum) of the lily family widely grown as houseplants and having long narrow green leaves usually striped with white or ivory and producing white flowers and tufts of plantlets on long hanging stems

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  • spider plant — n. an African plant (Chlorophytum comosum) of the lily family, with long, narrow leaves often streaked with white and long runners with small, white flowers that develop into new plants: often used as a houseplant …   English World dictionary

  • spider plant — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms spider plant : singular spider plant plural spider plants a plant with a lot of long flat narrow leaves with stripes that people sometimes grow in their houses …   English dictionary

  • spider plant — /ˈspaɪdə plænt/ (say spuyduh plant) noun a plant with long leaves with white stripes, Chlorophytum comosum, which develops small plants along its stems. Also, ribbon plant. {from the resemblance of the small developing plant to a spider} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • spider plant — 1. Also called ribbon plant. a plant, Chlorophytum comosum, of the lily family, native to southern Africa, that has long, narrow leaves and clusters of white flowers and is widely cultivated as a houseplant. 2. cleome. [1850 55] * * * African… …   Universalium

  • spider plant — noun a plant of the lily family having long, narrow leaves with a central yellow stripe, native to southern Africa and popular as a house plant. [Chlorophytum comosum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • spider plant — spi′der plant n. pln a plant, Chlorophytum comosum, of the lily family, native to S Africa, that has long, narrow leaves and clusters of white flowers: widely cultivated as a houseplant • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

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