noun Ag·lao·ne·ma \ˌa-glē-ō-ˈnē-mə\

Definition of Aglaonema

  1. :  a genus of Indo-Malayan climbing herbs of the arum family having thick fleshy oblong leaves and naked unisexual flowers on a spadix shorter than the spathe — see chinese evergreen

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Origin and Etymology of aglaonema

borrowed from New Latin, from Greek aglaós “splendid, beautiful, bright” + New Latin -nema -nema

First Known Use: 1834

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a brief usually trivial fact

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