chlorophytum

noun
chlo·​ro·​phy·​tum | \ ˌklōrəˈfītəm, ˌklȯr- \

Definition of chlorophytum

1 capitalized : a genus of perennial tropical stemless herbs (family Asparagaceae) that are often grown for their foliage
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Chlorophytum especially : spider plant

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History and Etymology for chlorophytum

New Latin, from chlor- + Greek phyton plant

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“Chlorophytum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorophytum. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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