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philodendron

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

Simple Definition of philodendron

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

Full Definition of philodendron

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

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

Illustration of philodendron

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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