any plant of the aroid genus Arum, of Europe and the Mediterranean region, having arrow-shaped leaves and a typically white spatheSee also cuckoopint
arum lily another name for calla (def. 1)

Word Origin for arum

C16: from Latin, a variant of aros wake-robin, from Greek aron
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Examples from the Web for arum

Historical Examples of arum

  • Arum, wild:—Position of the anthers, 141;progressive stages of change, 142.

    My Studio Neighbors

    William Hamilton Gibson

  • And now the arum begins its great preparations for the act of flowering.

  • But we must continue our researches, and they bring us now to the Arum.

    Everyday Objects

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • The root of our Arum also deserves a particular examination.

    Everyday Objects

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • Another, and not less interesting species, is the Arum arisarum.

    Everyday Objects

    W. H. Davenport Adams