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aroid

Syllabification: ar·oid
Pronunciation: /ˈaroid
 
/
(also aroid lily)

Definition of aroid in English:

noun

Botany
A plant of the arum family (Araceae).
Example sentences
  • The corms of many aroids (the arum lily family) are important tropical root crops.
  • There are about 200 species of Philodendron in the aroid family Araceae.
  • Volunteer guides roam the greenhouses ready to answer questions about rooms filled with rain forest tropical plants, blooming orchids, aroids and gesneriads.

Origin

late 19th century: from arum + -oid.

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