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Mother-in-law's tongue   /mˈəðər-ɪn-lɔz təŋ/   Listen
Mother-in-law's tongue

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






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Words linked to "Mother-in-law's tongue" :   mother-in-law plant, bowstring hemp, Dieffenbachia sequine, genus Dieffenbachia, aroid, sansevieria, Dieffenbachia, arum



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