Definition of Cast-iron plant
1. Noun. Evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Aspidistra
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cast-iron Plant
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Literary usage of Cast-iron plant
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1. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"A highly ornamental cast-iron plant-table 2 feet in breadth is arranged along the sides of this house for the reception of smaller plante in ornamental pots ..."
2. Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Several Matters by Great Britain Coal Commission, Coal Commission, George Douglas Campbell Argyll, Great Britain (1871)
"... cast- iron plant, or rather under. The hot blast on Friday night, when Mons. Bouvard, chef du service des Aciéries at Creu-ot, was with me at Consett, ..."
3. Report on Iron and Steel by William Phipps Blake (1876)
"... than that of ordinary cast-iron plant, equal to modern requirements. 6th. These fire-brick stoves effect a saving of several cwts. of luci per ton of ..."
4. House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d by United States Congress. House (1876)
"... than that of ordinary cast-iron plant, equal to modern requirement«. Gth. These fire-brick stoves effect a saving of several cwts. of IL-. per ton of ..."