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arum family

[air-uh m] /ˈɛər əm/
noun
1.
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
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin < Greek áron wake-robin
Related forms
arumlike, adjective
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