houseplant

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Combination of house + plant.

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houseplant (plural houseplants)

  1. 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.
  2. 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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