noun Scin·dap·sus \sinˈdapsə̇s\

Definition of Scindapsus

  1. :  a genus of climbing vines (family Araceae) chiefly of eastern Asia and Australasia, having ovate often variegated leaves, sometimes replaced by phyllodia and flowers in a short spadix subtended by a green spathe — compare anthurium — see ivy-arum

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Origin and Etymology of scindapsus

New Latin, from Greek skindapsos, an ivylike tree

First Known Use: 1848

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a trip made at another's expense

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