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phil·o·den·dron / ˌfiləˈdendrən/ • n. (pl. philodendrons or philodendra / -drə/ ) a tropical American climbing plant (genus Philodendron) of the arum family that is widely grown as a greenhouse or indoor plant.

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Philodendron (family Araceae) A genus of herbs, mainly climbing, in which the leaf nervation is pinnate and reticulate, the blade sometimes being divided. Many are ornamentals. There are 500 species, occurring in tropical America.

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philodendron Genus of evergreen plants native to tropical America. Philodendrons have shiny, heart-shaped leaves that are sometimes split. They are popular houseplants. Height: 10cm–1.8m (4in–6ft). Family Araceae.