Definition of anthurium in English:


Line breaks: an|thur¦ium
Pronunciation: /anˈθ(j)ʊərɪəm

noun (plural anthuriums)

  • A tropical American plant which is widely grown for its ornamental foliage or brightly coloured flowering spathes.
    • Genus Anthurium, family Araceae
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    • Similarly, other potted flowering plants, including anthuriums and bromeliads, are becoming important.
    • The demand for flowering plants like orchids and anthuriums is higher during summer.
    • There will also be special sections for anthuriums and orchids.


modern Latin, from Greek anthos 'flower' + oura 'tail'.

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