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Definition 1: stemless plant having narrow rigid leaves often cultivated as a houseplant - [noun denoting plant]

(mother-in-law's tongue is a kind of ...) grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fiber

Definition 2: an evergreen plant with large showy dark green leaves; contains a poison that swells the tongue and throat hence the name - [noun denoting plant]

(mother-in-law's tongue is a kind of ...) any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe

(... is a member of mother-in-law's tongue) evergreen perennial herbs of tropical America with lush foliage and poisonous sap; often cultivated as houseplants

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