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aspidistra

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌæspɪˈdɪstrə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæspɪˈdɪstrə//
 
 
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a plant with broad green pointed leaves, often grown indoors Word Origin early 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek aspis, aspid- ‘shield’ (because of the shape of the stigma), on the pattern of Tupistra, a related genus.
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