[ air-uh m ]
/ ˈɛər əm /
the plant family Araceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having numerous tiny flowers on a fleshy spike above or sheathed by a large spathe, and including the anthurium, calla lily, jack-in-the-pulpit, and philodendron.
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Origin of arum family
1545–55; < Latin < Greek áron wake-robin
Related formsar·um·like, adjective
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