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noun as·pi·dis·tra \ˌas-pə-ˈdis-trə\

Definition of aspidistra

  1. :  an Asian plant (Aspidistra elatior) of the lily family that has large pointed basal leaves and is often grown as a foliage plant

Origin and Etymology of aspidistra

New Latin, irregular from Greek aspid-, aspis shield

First Known Use: 1822

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