arum family

arum family

[air-uhm]
noun
the plant family Araceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having numerous tiny flowers on a fleshy spike above or sheathed by a large spathe, and including the anthurium, calla lily, jack-in-the-pulpit, and philodendron.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin < Greek áron wake-robin

arumlike, adjective
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arum family

noun
anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron [syn: Araceae
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