sansevieria

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

Definition of sansevieria

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of sansevieria

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


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