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Meaning of fittonia

fit•to•ni•a

Pronunciation: (fi-tō'nē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. either of two plants, Fittonia gigantea or F. verschaffeltii, of the acanthus family, native to South America, having conspicuously veined leaves and often cultivated as a houseplant.
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