any of a genus (Pothos) of tropical, Old World vines of the arum family, with thick, waxy, heart-shaped, mottled leaves, including several species that are often used as houseplants
cf. philodendron (sense )
Origin of pothosModern Latin ; from name in Sinhalese
(plural pothos or pothoses)
- (countable, botany) Epipremnum aureum, a vine widely cultivated as a houseplant, once classified in the genus Pothos.
- (uncountable, botany) Pothos, a genus of plants consisting of subtropical and tropical, climbing, flowering vines, indigenous to the environs of the Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean.