houseplant

noun
house·​plant | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌplant How to pronounce houseplant (audio) \

Definition of houseplant

: a plant grown or kept indoors

Examples of houseplant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This holiday cactus can be kept indoors as a houseplant and can be replanted outdoors in the spring and summer. Courier Journal Staff, The Courier-Journal, 11 Nov. 2021 Activities such as tending to a houseplant or caring for a pet fish offer their own emotional regulation benefits, Lajiness says. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Oct. 2021 With bulbous roots that store water, this houseplant is drought-resistant. Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 Following the pandemic, The Zebra’s employees also have been able to separately expense a curated list of subscriptions, including aromatherapy candles and House Plant Box, which sends people a new houseplant every month. Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2021 The easy-to-care-for houseplant will definitely be an eye-catching addition to your space. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Oct. 2021 Activities such as tending to a houseplant or caring for a pet fish offer their own emotional regulation benefits, Lajiness says. Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2021 Collectors cite several reasons why these plants, which to the untrained eye can appear to be nothing more than a common houseplant, can command such prices. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Oct. 2021 Pink Brocade' is a favorite houseplant that can be counted on for that foliage mix. Southern Living, 1 July 2021

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First Known Use of houseplant

1824, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2021

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“Houseplant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/houseplant. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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houseplant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of houseplant

: a plant that is grown or kept indoors

houseplant

noun
house·​plant | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌplant How to pronounce houseplant (audio) \

Kids Definition of houseplant

: a plant grown or kept indoors

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