mother-in-law's tongue

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mother-in-law's tongue

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(Plants) See sansevieria
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Noun1.mother-in-law's tongue - stemless plant having narrow rigid leaves often cultivated as a houseplantmother-in-law's tongue - stemless plant having narrow rigid leaves often cultivated as a houseplant
sansevieria, bowstring hemp - grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fiber
2.mother-in-law's tongue - an evergreen plant with large showy dark green leavesmother-in-law's tongue - an evergreen plant with large showy dark green leaves; contains a poison that swells the tongue and throat hence the name
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
Dieffenbachia, genus Dieffenbachia - evergreen perennial herbs of tropical America with lush foliage and poisonous sap; often cultivated as houseplants