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chlorophytum

/ˌklɔːrəˈfaɪtəm/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Chlorophytum, esp C. elatum variegatum, grown as a pot plant for its long narrow leaves with a light central stripe, and characterized by the production of offsets at the end of long scapes: family Liliaceae Also called spider plant
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek chlōros green + phyton plant
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