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Swiss cheese plant

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Definition of Swiss cheese plant in English:

noun

A large monstera with perforated leaves (supposedly resembling the holes in a Swiss cheese), popularly grown as a houseplant while young, and with creamy arum-like spathes followed by pineapple-flavoured fruit when mature.
  • Monstera deliciosa, family Araceae
Example sentences
  • Popular plants such as weeping figs and the Swiss cheese plant are ideal.
  • I bought a swiss cheese plant from a local nursery about a year ago.
  • I got a tiny offshoot of what might be a swiss cheese plant.

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