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Noun: mother-in-law's tongue
  1. Stemless plant having narrow rigid leaves often cultivated as a houseplant
    - snake plant, Sansevieria trifasciata
  2. An evergreen plant with large showy dark green leaves; contains a poison that swells the tongue and throat hence the name
    - dumb cane, mother-in-law plant, Dieffenbachia sequine

Derived forms: mother-in-law's tongues

Type of: aroid, arum, bowstring hemp, sansevieria

Part of: Dieffenbachia, genus Dieffenbachia

Encyclopedia: Mother-in-law's tongue