arrow arum


a North American plant, Peltandra virginica, of wet areas, having large, arrow-shaped leaves and inconspicuous flowers enclosed in a narrow, pointed spathe.

Nearby words

  1. arrogant,
  2. arrogate,
  3. arrogation,
  4. arrondissement,
  5. arrow,
  6. arrow, kenneth joseph,
  7. arrowgrass,
  8. arrowhead,
  9. arrowroot,
  10. arrows

Origin of arrow arum

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

Also called tuckahoe. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019