Ag·​lao·​ne·​ma | \ ˌa-glē-ō-ˈnē-mə \

Definition of Aglaonema

: 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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First Known Use of Aglaonema

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aglaonema

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

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“Aglaonema.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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