from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various climbing tropical American plants of the genus Philodendron, many of which are cultivated as houseplants.
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- n. Any of several climbing plants, of the genus Philodendron, native to America and the West Indies that are often grown as house plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of araceous plants, type of the tribe Philodendreæ and the subfamily Philodendroideæ, characterized by a fruit not included in the persistent spathe, stamens united into a prismatic body, and distinct two- to ten-celled ovaries with the orthotropous ovules fixed to the inner angle of the cells.
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- n. often grown as a houseplant
New Latin Philodendron, genus name, from Greek, neuter of philodendros, fond of trees (from the fact that in its tropical American habitat it twines around trees) : philo-, philo- + dendron, tree.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)