chlorophytum

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

Definition of chlorophytum

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of perennial tropical stemless herbs of the family Liliaceae that are often grown for their foliage

  2. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Chlorophytum; especially :  spider plant

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Origin and Etymology of chlorophytum

New Latin, from chlor- + Greek phyton plant


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