Houseplant definitions

hous'plănt'
Any of a wide variety of plants grown indoors, often for decorative purposes.
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A plant that is grown indoors, primarily for decoration.
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A plant that is grown indoors in places such as a house or office for decorative purposes.

Herbert thought that adding some houseplants would brighten up his desk.

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A variety of plant that is especially suited to such cultivation, or that is frequently grown in such settings.

"I always thought a begonia was a houseplant!" exclaimed Sue, staring at the towering tropical specimen.

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Origin of houseplant

Combination of house + plant.