Any of various tropical plants of the genus Sansevieria, native to Africa and Asia, having thick, usually lance-shaped leaves and often cultivated as houseplants.
Any of a genus (Sansevieria) of succulent tropical plants of the agave family, with stiff, thick, lance-shaped leaves often yielding a strong, elastic fiber.
Origin of sansevieria
- New Latin Sansevieria genus name after Raimondo di Sangro (1710–1771), Prince of San Seviero , Italy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition