Scin·​dap·​sus | \ sinˈdapsə̇s \

Definition of Scindapsus

: 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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First Known Use of Scindapsus

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Scindapsus

New Latin, from Greek skindapsos, an ivylike tree

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“Scindapsus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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