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Definition of "aspidistra" []

  • Any of several eastern Asian plants of the genus Aspidistra in the lily family, especially A. elatior, which has large evergreen basal leaves and small, brownish bell-shaped flowers and is widely cultivated as a houseplant. Also called cast-iron plant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aspidistra" in a sentence
  • "_Aspidistra_ -- The aspidistra is the toughest of all foliage plants -- if not of all house plants."
  • "The office was small, windowless with cinderblock walls, minimally furnished with a battered desk, a few chairs, a repellent aspidistra."
  • "But even a potted aspidistra or two can make difference by oxygenating your workspace, whether you work at home or not."