Definition of Monstera

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Monstera; often grown as houseplants.

Group relationships: Genus Monstera
Specialized synonyms: Ceriman, Monstera Deliciosa
Generic synonyms: Liana



2. Noun. Tropical cylindrical fruit resembling a pinecone with pineapple-banana flavor.
Exact synonyms: Ceriman
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Ceriman, Monstera Deliciosa

Definition of Monstera

1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus ''Monstera''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monstera

1. a tropical American plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monstera

monsignorial
monsignors
monsoon
monsoon season
monsoon seasons
monsoonal
monsoonlike
monsoons
monster
monster-cock
monster-cocks
monster cocks
monster truck
monster trucks
monstera (current term)
monsteras
monstercock
monstercocks
monsterdom
monstered
monstering
monsterise
monsterised
monsterises
monsterising
monsterization
monsterizations
monsterize
monsterized

Literary usage of Monstera

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"(Engler, 1887), < monstera '+ -ecu.] A subtribe of plants of the order ... embracing 9 genera, monstera being the type, and about 59 species, ..."

2. The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits by Robert Hogg (1870)
"monstera DELICIOSA. [HE monstera deliciosa is described as a new fruit-bearing plant, with aerial roots as thick as one's finger. ..."

3. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Emmanuel Le Maout, Joseph Decaisne, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1876)
"CALLE/E.—Spathe coloured, persistent (Calla), or deciduous (monstera, Scindapsus). ... Spadix sometimes g below, sometimes 9 below and g above (monstera, ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1911)
"HARD GALL OF APPLE ON monstera. INOCULATIONS OF NOVEMBER 12, 1908 (SMITH). Six root tips (aerial roots) of monstera ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Climbing perennials, differing from monstera in floral characters and in the long- petioled, long-sheathed, ovate-lanceolate, or ovate-acuminate ..."

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