- a tropical American climbing plant belonging to the genus Philodendron, of the arum family, usually having smooth, shiny, evergreen leaves, often used as an ornamental houseplant.
Origin of philodendron
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- any aroid evergreen climbing plant of the tropical American genus Philodendron: cultivated as house plants
C19: New Latin from Greek: lover of trees
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Word Origin and History for philodendron
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