house plant

/ˈhaʊs plænt/ (say 'hows plant)

a plant which can be grown indoors.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • house plant — noun A plant that can be grown indoors as decoration • • • Main Entry: ↑house * * * house plant, a plant in a pot or box, kept inside the house. Ferns are often used as house plants. * * * ˈhouse plant [house plant house plants] ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • house plant — house plants also houseplant N COUNT A house plant is a plant which is grown in a pot indoors. Syn: pot plant …   English dictionary

  • house plant — noun a plant which is grown indoors …   English new terms dictionary

  • house·plant — /ˈhaʊsˌplænt, Brit ˈhaʊsˌplɑːnt/ noun, pl plants [count] : a plant that is grown or kept indoors …   Useful english dictionary

  • ant-house plant — /ˈænt haʊs ˌplænt/ (say ant hows .plant) noun any member of the genera Hydnophytum and Myrmecodia of the family Rubiaceae, comprising epiphytic shrubs which house ants in a hollow tuber like stock …   Australian English dictionary

  • plant´like´ — plant «plant, plahnt», noun, verb. –n. 1. any living thing that is not an animal; a vegetable, in the widest sense. A plant is traditionally distinguished from an animal by the absence of locomotion and of special organs of sensation and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • house — n. & v. n. (pl.) 1 a a building for human habitation. b (attrib.) (of an animal) kept in, frequenting, or infesting houses (house cat; housefly). 2 a building for a special purpose (opera house; summer house). 3 a building for keeping animals or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plant — I UK [plɑːnt] / US [plænt] noun Word forms plant : singular plant plural plants *** 1) [countable] a living thing that grows in soil, has leaves and roots, and needs water and light from the sun to live a garden/pot/house plant a strawberry plant …   English dictionary

  • plant — plant1 [ plænt ] noun *** 1. ) count a living thing that grows in soil, has leaves and roots, and needs water and light from the sun to live: a garden/pot/house plant a strawberry plant 2. ) count a factory that produces power, or processes… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • house — Synonyms and related words: Aktiengesellschaft, Dymaxion house, Elizabethan theater, Globe Theatre, Greek theater, White House, abbey, abode, accommodate, adobe house, affiliation, agency, aktiebolag, amphitheater, ancestry, animal kingdom,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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