cast-iron plant

noun
evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Aspidistra

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: so called from its hardiness
: a commonly cultivated foliage plant (Aspidistra elatior)

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aspidistra.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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