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[poh-thos, -thuh s, poth-ohs, -uh s] /ˈpoʊ θɒs, -θəs, ˈpɒθ oʊs, -əs/
noun, plural pothos, pothoses.
any of various tropical climbing vines belonging to the genera Pothos and Epipremnum, of the arum family, especially E. aureum, widely cultivated for its variegated foliage.
< New Latin (Linnaeus), said to be < Sinhalese Unabridged
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devil's ivy

(Scindapsus aureus or Epipremnum aureum), hardy indoor climbing foliage plant of the arum family (Araceae), native to southeastern Asia. It resembles, and thus is often confused with, the common philodendron.

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