noun po·thos \ˈpō-ˌthäs\

Definition of pothos



  1. :  a southeast Asian climbing plant (Epipremnum aureum synonym Scindapsus aureus) of the arum family widely grown especially as a houseplant for its leathery or waxy heart-shaped green leaves that are spotted or streaked with golden yellow or white

Origin and Etymology of pothos

New Latin, from Sinhalese pȯṭā

First Known Use: 1822

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