philodendron

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

Definition of philodendron

plural

philodendrons

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philodendra

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

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Origin and Etymology of philodendron

New Latin, from Greek, neuter of philodendros loving trees, from phil- + dendron tree — more at dendr-


PHILODENDRON Defined for English Language Learners

philodendron

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Definition of philodendron for English Language Learners

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


PHILODENDRON Defined for Kids

philodendron

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

Definition of philodendron for Students

  1. :  a plant often grown for its showy usually shiny leaves



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