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anthurium

[an-thoo r-ee-uh m] /ænˈθʊər i əm/
noun
1.
any tropical American plant belonging to the genus Anthurium, of the arum family, certain species of which are cultivated for their glossy red heart-shaped bract surrounding a rodlike spike of tiny yellow flowers.
Origin
1829
1829; < Neo-Latin Anthurium, equivalent to anth- anth- + -urium < Greek our(á) tail + Neo-Latin -ium -ium
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anthurium

/ænˈθjʊərɪəm/
noun
1.
any of various tropical American aroid plants constituting the genus Anthurium, many of which are cultivated as house plants for their showy foliage and their flowers, which are borne in a long-stalked spike surrounded by a flaring heart-shaped white or red bract
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from antho- + Greek oura a tail
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