1. [ noun ] (botany) stemless plant having narrow rigid leaves often cultivated as a houseplant
Synonyms: Sansevieria_trifasciata snake_plant
Related terms: sansevieria
2. [ noun ] (botany) a evergreen plant with large showy dark green leaves; contains a poison that swells the tongue and throat hence the name
Synonyms: mother-in-law_plant Dieffenbachia_sequine dumb_cane
Related terms: arum Dieffenbachia
Similar spelling:   mother-in-law_plant