monstera

noun mon·stera \ˈmänztərə, -n(t)st-\

Definition of monstera

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical American climbing plants (family Araceae) having deeply incised and perforated leaves and a spadix enclosed in a yellow concave spathe — see ceriman

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Monstera

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Origin and Etymology of monstera

New Latin, perhaps irregular from Latin monstrum monster — more at monster


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