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A tropical American climbing plant which is widely grown as a greenhouse or indoor plant.
- ‘There are many more plants that will thrive in medium light, among them Irish moss, Tahitian bridal veil, heart-leaved philodendron, pitcher plant, and butterwort.’
- ‘Aloe vera, chrysanthemums, golden pothos, philodendrons, and spider plants are believed to be effective air filters.’
- ‘If you've got sun for half a day your options are widened to those plants with broad glossy green leaves such as philodendrons, monsteras and umbrella trees.’
- ‘I didn't know until I looked it up that philodendrons belong to the same family as the Arum lily and the beautiful Flamingo lily, which shouldn't come as a surprise as they do have something similar about them.’
- ‘The front garden is planted with tropical plants, like bamboo and philodendron, but Adi said the owners also planned to grow other plants like mango and banana trees.’
Late 19th century: from philo- ‘loving’ + Greek dendron ‘tree’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.