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aroid

[ar-oid, air-] /ˈær ɔɪd, ˈɛər-/ Botany
adjective
1.
noun
2.
any plant of the arum family.
Origin of aroid
1875-1880
1875-80; Latin arum (see arum family) + -oid
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aroid

/ˈærɔɪd; ˈɛər-/
adjective
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
noun
2.
any plant of the Araceae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Arum type genus + -oid; see arum
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