aroid

aroid

[ar-oid, air-] Botany.
adjective
noun
2.
any plant of the arum family.

Origin:
1875–80; ar(um) + -oid

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aroid (ˈærɔɪd, ˈɛər-)
 
adj
1.  Also: araceous of, relating to, or belonging to the Araceae, a family of plants having small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large petaloid spathe. The family includes arum, calla, and anthurium
 
n
2.  any plant of the Araceae
 
[C19: from New Latin Arum type genus + -oid; see arum]

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