Definition of Syngonium
1. Noun. Epiphytic or terrestrial climbing shrubs of Central and South America; used as ornamental houseplants for their velvety foliage.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Araceae, Arum Family, Family Araceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Syngonium
Literary usage of Syngonium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"only frequently united within the stem, but are connected in a reticulate manner by anastomoses. Many forms, such as syngonium, are transitional between the ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"(A. Engler, 1887), < syngonium + -ea?.] A subtribe of plants, ... syngonium (sing-go'ni-um), n. [NL. (Schott, 1829). so called from the united fruit; ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1898)
"Among the most unfamiliar plants to Northern eyes are the climbing aroids, Philodendron and syngonium, which, with their terrestrial relatives, Alocasia, ..."
4. Popular Science Monthly (1912)
"... and especially the giant scandent Aroids—Philodendron, Monstera, syngonium, and others—were noticeable among the tangle of creepers. ..."
5. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1853)
"Although of a quite different genus, this is very similar in foliage to the figure of syngonium auritum in the Flora Fluminensis, vol. ix. t. 118. ..."