sansevieria

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noun san·se·vie·ria \ˌsan(t)-sə-ˈvir-ē-ə\

Definition of sansevieria

  1. :  any of a genus (Sansevieria) of tropical perennial herbs of the agave family with showy mottled sword-shaped leaves usually yielding a strong fiber; especially :  snake plant

Origin and Etymology of sansevieria

New Latin, from Raimondo di Sangro, prince of San Severo †1774 Italian scholar


First Known Use: 1804


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