spider plant

noun

Definition of spider plant

:any of several cultivars of a southern African plant (Chlorophytum comosum) of the lily family widely grown as houseplants and having long narrow green leaves usually striped with white or ivory and producing white flowers and tufts of plantlets on long hanging stems

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First Known Use of spider plant

1944


SPIDER PLANT Defined for English Language Learners

spider plant

noun

Definition of spider plant for English Language Learners

  • : a plant that is often grown in people's houses and that has long narrow leaves and stems which produce smaller plants at the end


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