arum family

[ air-uhm ]
/ ˈɛər əm /

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM arum family

ar·um·like, adjective
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