any plant of the arum family (esp. genus Arum) which is characterized by small flowers on a thick spike, within a hoodlike leaf
Origin of arumModern Latin from Classical Latin from Classical Greek aron, the cuckoopint
designating a family (Araceae, order Arales) of monocotyledonous plants growing throughout the world, including the jack-in-the-pulpit and skunk cabbage
- Any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Arum having basal, arrowhead-shaped leaves, such as the cuckoopint.
- Any of numerous other plants in the family Araceae.
Origin of arumLatin wake-robin from Greek aron
- A flower or plant in the genus Arum
From the botanical name Arum, from Latin arum, from Ancient Greek ἄρον (aron)
New Latin arum, from Ancient Greek [script?] (aron)