monstera

noun
mon·​stera | \ ˈmänztərə, -n(t)st- \

Definition of monstera

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 plural -s : any plant of the genus Monstera

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History and Etymology for monstera

New Latin, perhaps irregular from Latin monstrum monster

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“Monstera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monstera. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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