Simple Definition of philodendron
: a kind of plant with attractive leaves that people often grow indoors
Full Definition of philodendron
plural philodendrons also philodendraplay \-drə\
: any of various aroid plants (as of the genus Philodendron) that are cultivated for their showy foliage
Origin of philodendron
New Latin, from Greek, neuter of philodendros loving trees, from phil- + dendron tree — more at dendr-
First Known Use: 1877
PHILODENDRON Defined for Kids
Definition of philodendron for Students
: a plant often grown for its showy usually shiny leaves
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