- any plant of the arum family.
Origin of aroid
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A good series of tropical aroids is to be seen in the aroid house at Kew.
It was especially prepared for me on their learning that I had found the plant (an aroid, Schizmatoglottis) in my excursions.The Solomon Islands and Their Natives
H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
The hoactzin, Opisthocomus, feeds to a great extent upon the leaves of the aroid Montrichardia or Caladium arborescens.
We meet with organism of the form in the family of the Araceæ, or aroid plants.
- 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
- any plant of the Araceae
C19: from New Latin Arum type genus + -oid; see arum
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