Definition of Aspidistra

1. Noun. Evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant.

Exact synonyms: Aspidistra Elatio, Bar-room Plant, Cast-iron Plant
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Aspidistra



Definition of Aspidistra

1. Noun. any of several Asian plants, of the genus ''Aspidistra'', having large leaves and small bell-shaped flowers; widely cultivated as a houseplant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aspidistra

1. [n -S]

Aspidistra Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Aspidistra Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Aspidistra

asphyxiating thoracic dysplasia
asphyxiation
asphyxiations
asphyxiator
asphyxies
asphyxy
aspic
aspick
aspicks
aspics
aspides
aspidia
aspidin
aspidinol
aspidistra (current term)
aspidistras
aspidium
aspidobranchia
aspidolite
aspidomancy
aspidosamine
aspidospondylous
aspies
aspine
aspines
aspiny
aspirant
aspirants

Literary usage of Aspidistra

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"aspidistra ELATIOR (taller). Leaves large, oblong, Principal Species. leathery, 1J to 2 feet high. Introduced from Japan, 1835. A. LURIDA (lurid). ..."

2. Greenhouse Management: A Manual for Florists and Flower Lovers on the by Levi Rawson Taft (1898)
"... should be repotted each summer before growth begins, until they are in eight-inch pots; after that, once in two or three years will answer. aspidistra ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The casual observer never suspects that aspidistra is a liliaceous plant. ... The genus aspidistra is considered abnormal, as usually having its parts in ..."

4. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Joseph Decaisne, Emmanuel Le Maout (1876)
"FLOWERS $, solitary, spiked, rising out of the ground (aspidistra), or scape terminated by a dense spike (Rho- dea, &c.). PERIANTH petaloid, valvate in ..."

5. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1904)
"This species was found by the author on aspidistra lurida (HarĂ¡n) and on an orchid in the Yokohama Nursery, Yokohama. A. Craw, San Francisco, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Aspidistra

Search for Aspidistra on Dictionary.com!Search for Aspidistra on Thesaurus.com!Search for Aspidistra on Google!Search for Aspidistra on Wikipedia!

Search