Definition of arum lily in English:

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arum lily

Pronunciation: /ˌɛərəm ˈlɪli/


chiefly British
A tall lily-like African plant which bears a large showy spathe. Also called calla lily, especially in North America.
  • Genus Zantedeschia, family Araceae: several species, in particular Z. aethiopica.
Example sentences
  • These plants belong to the arum lily family, as does the better-known tropical root crop taro.
  • My pool is small and I already have an arum lily, Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Crowborough’, in residence to provide large leaves and exotic flowers.
  • Where space is at a premium Lysichiton camstchatcensis, the white arum lily, is smaller in habit and spectacular when planted near a pond or a stream.

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