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

Illustration of PHILODENDRON


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


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

Definition of PHILODENDRON for Kids

:  a plant often grown for its showy usually shiny leaves


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