Definition of dieffenbachia in English:

dieffenbachia

Syllabification: dief·fen·bach·i·a
Pronunciation: /ˌdēfənˈbäkēə
 
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noun

  • A plant of a genus that includes dumb cane and its relatives.
    • Genus Dieffenbachia, family Araceae
    More example sentences
    • The wide leaves of the dieffenbachias tend to hold dust and this might obstruct their breathing.
    • Can you tell me if the pods that form on the top of my dieffenbachia are harmful to the plant?
    • The dieffenbachia is an ornamental plant that is used fundamentally like an indoor plant.

Origin

modern Latin, named after Ernst Dieffenbach (1811–55), German horticulturalist.

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