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pothos

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noun po·thos \ˈpō-ˌthäs\

Definition of pothos

plural

pothos

  1. :  a southeast Asian climbing plant (Epipremnum aureum syn. Scindapsus aureus) of the arum family widely grown especially as a houseplant for its leathery or waxy heart-shaped green leaves that are spotted or streaked with golden yellow or white



Origin and Etymology of pothos

New Latin, from Sinhalese pȯṭā


First Known Use: 1822


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