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philodendron

noun phil·o·den·dron \ˌfi-lə-ˈden-drən\

: a kind of plant with attractive leaves that people often grow indoors

plural phil·o·den·drons also phil·o·den·dra\-drə\

Full Definition of PHILODENDRON

:  any of various aroid plants (as of the genus Philodendron) that are cultivated for their showy foliage

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Origin of PHILODENDRON

New Latin, from Greek, neuter of philodendros loving trees, from phil- + dendron tree — more at dendr-
First Known Use: 1877

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