arum family

[ air-uhm ]

  1. 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.

Origin of arum family

1545–55; <Latin <Greek áron wake-robin

Other words from arum family

  • ar·um·like, adjective

Words Nearby arum family Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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