from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
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- n. any of several Asian plants, of the genus Aspidistra, having large leaves and small bell-shaped flowers; widely cultivated as a houseplant
New Latin Aspidistra, genus name, from Greek aspis, aspid-, shield.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)