mother-in-law's tongue

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mother-in-law's tongue
 
n
See sansevieria

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mother-in-law's tongue

noun
1. stemless plant having narrow rigid leaves often cultivated as a houseplant 
2. an evergreen plant with large showy dark green leaves; contains a poison that swells the tongue and throat hence the name [syn: dumb cane
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