Swiss cheese vine

noun

plural Swiss cheese vines
: a climbing monstera (Monstera adansonii) of Central and South America that has incised or perforated leaves and is sometimes grown as a houseplant
… she is looking forward to the day when her Swiss cheese vine "entangles my bathroom."Peggy Northrop

called also Swiss cheese plant

Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Swiss cheese vine was in 1973

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“Swiss cheese vine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Swiss%20cheese%20vine. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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