devil's-tongue

noun

plural devil's-tongues
1
: a prickly pear (Opuntia compressa)
2
: a foul-smelling somewhat fleshy tropical bulbous herb (Hydrosme rivieri or Amorphophallus rivieri) of the family Aracaceae that is sometimes grown in the greenhouse for its large leaves and showy dark red spathe surrounding a long spadix

called also snake palm

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“Devil's-tongue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devil%27s-tongue. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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