Definition of Genus dieffenbachia
1. Noun. Evergreen perennial herbs of tropical America with lush foliage and poisonous sap; often cultivated as houseplants.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Araceae, Arum Family, Family Araceae
Member holonyms: Dieffenbachia Sequine, Dumb Cane, Mother-in-law Plant, Mother-in-law's Tongue
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dieffenbachia
Literary usage of Genus dieffenbachia
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1. The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural and Domestic Improvement by J C Loudon (1839)
"The genus DiefFenbachia has been separated from Caladium, both on account of its being furnished with staminodia, and also from having the lower half of the ..."