Definition of aspidistra
: an Asian plant (Aspidistra elatior) of the lily family that has large pointed basal leaves and is often grown as a foliage plant
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There are many types to choose from, including hollies, boxwoods, rhododendrons, and aspidistra, with more new dwarf varieties being released each season.
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Origin and Etymology of aspidistra
New Latin, irregular from Greek aspid-, aspis shield
First Known Use: 1822See Words from the same year
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