aroid

[ ar-oid, air- ]
/ ˈær ɔɪd, ˈɛər- /
Botany

adjective

noun

any plant of the arum family.

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Origin of aroid

1875–80; Latin arum (see arum family) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for aroid

aroid
/ (ˈærɔɪd, ˈɛər-) /

adjective

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

any plant of the Araceae

Word Origin for aroid

C19: from New Latin Arum type genus + -oid; see arum
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