aspidistra definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few east Asian plants for the genus Aspidistra in lily family, especially A. elatior, which includes large evergreen basal leaves and little, brownish bell-shaped blossoms and is extensively cultivated as a houseplant. Also called cast-iron plant.
    • any one of several Asian plants, for the genus Aspidistra, having huge leaves and small bell-shaped blossoms; widely cultivated as a houseplant

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