Definition of Dieffenbachia

1. Noun. Evergreen perennial herbs of tropical America with lush foliage and poisonous sap; often cultivated as houseplants.




Definition of Dieffenbachia

1. Noun. Any of several plants, of the genus ''Dieffenbachia'', cultivated as houseplants ¹

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Definition of Dieffenbachia

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dieffenbachia

die out
dieb
dieback
diebacks
diebs
diecast
diecasting
diecasts
diecious
died
died on the vine
diedral
diedrals
diedre
diedres
dieffenbachia (current term)
dieffenbachias
diegeses
diegesis
diegetic
diegetically
diehard
diehards
dieing
diel
dieldrin
dieldrins
dielectric
dielectric absorption
dielectric grease

Literary usage of Dieffenbachia

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1. Gartenflora: Monatsschrift Fur Deutsche und Schweizerische Garten- und by Eduard Regel (1876)
"... dieffenbachia brasiliensis h. Veitch. es in neuerer Zeit wie mit den ... Gärten verbreitete dieffenbachia Se- ..."

2. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1876)
"... which promises to become a giant amongst Palms ; and dieffenbachia princeps, a sprightly and beautiful plant with a silvery midrib and spotted leaves. ..."

3. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1876)
"This plant (dieffenbachia picta) has never failed me, and I deem it one of the very best . case plants. I noticed particularly the peculiar marking of the ..."

4. List of Published Names of Plants Introduced to Cultivation: 1876 to 1896 by Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (1900)
"dieffenbachia insignia, (butt Cat. 1881, 17.) S. Shrubby per. with green ... dieffenbachia maculosa. < a«il Cat. 1876, 7.) S. evergreen of moderate stature. ..."

5. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1880)
"... dieffenbachia rex, fine well-marked foliage ; D. regina, marbled with green ... a neat fan-leaved Palm ; dieffenbachia Leopold!, leaves bright green, ..."

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