Sansevieria meaning

sănsə-vîrē-ə, -vē-ĕr-
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.
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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.
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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