Arum meaning

ărəm, âr-
Any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Arum having basal, arrowhead-shaped leaves, such as the cuckoopint.
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Any plant of the arum family (esp. genus Arum) which is characterized by small flowers on a thick spike, within a hoodlike leaf.
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Designating a family (Araceae, order Arales) of monocotyledonous plants growing throughout the world, including the jack-in-the-pulpit and skunk cabbage.
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A flower or plant in the genus Arum.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Araceae — found in central Europe and the Mediterranean, such as the cuckoopint, having arrow-shaped leaves.
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Any of numerous other plants in the family Araceae.
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Origin of arum

  • Latin wake-robin from Greek aron

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the botanical name Arum, from Latin arum, from Ancient Greek ἄρον (aron)

    From Wiktionary

  • New Latin arum, from Ancient Greek [script?] (aron)

    From Wiktionary