noun \ˈpō-ˌthäs\
plural pothos

Definition of POTHOS

:  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 of POTHOS

New Latin, from Sinhalese pṭā
First Known Use: 1822


Next Word in the Dictionary: pothouse
Previous Word in the Dictionary: pothook
All Words Near: pothos

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up pothos? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More