spider plant

spider plant NOUN a plant of the lily family having long narrow leaves with a central yellow stripe, popular as a house plant.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • spider plant — spider ,plant noun count a plant with a lot of long flat narrow leaves with STRIPES that people sometimes grow in their houses …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spider plant — n. an African plant (Chlorophytum comosum) of the lily family, with long, narrow leaves often streaked with white and long runners with small, white flowers that develop into new plants: often used as a houseplant …   English World dictionary

  • spider plant — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms spider plant : singular spider plant plural spider plants a plant with a lot of long flat narrow leaves with stripes that people sometimes grow in their houses …   English dictionary

  • spider plant — /ˈspaɪdə plænt/ (say spuyduh plant) noun a plant with long leaves with white stripes, Chlorophytum comosum, which develops small plants along its stems. Also, ribbon plant. {from the resemblance of the small developing plant to a spider} …   Australian English dictionary

  • spider plant — noun native to South America but naturalized in warm parts of United States; grown for its long lasting spider shaped white to pink purple flowers • Syn: ↑spider flower, ↑Cleome hassleriana • Hypernyms: ↑spiderflower, ↑cleome * * * noun, pl ⋯… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spider plant — 1. Also called ribbon plant. a plant, Chlorophytum comosum, of the lily family, native to southern Africa, that has long, narrow leaves and clusters of white flowers and is widely cultivated as a houseplant. 2. cleome. [1850 55] * * * African… …   Universalium

  • spider plant — noun a plant of the lily family having long, narrow leaves with a central yellow stripe, native to southern Africa and popular as a house plant. [Chlorophytum comosum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • spider plant — spi′der plant n. pln a plant, Chlorophytum comosum, of the lily family, native to S Africa, that has long, narrow leaves and clusters of white flowers: widely cultivated as a houseplant • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • spider plant — noun Date: 1944 any of several cultivars of a southern African plant (Chlorophytum comosum) of the lily family widely grown as houseplants and having long narrow green leaves usually striped with white or ivory and producing white flowers and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Spider-Plant Man — Человек Мухоловка Spider Plant Man Жанр комедия, боевик, мелодрама, кинопародия В главных ролях Роуэн Аткинсон Джим Бродбент Маккензи Крук Ник Фрост …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.