Definition of water arum in English:

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water arum


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A plant of the arum family, with heart-shaped leaves, a white spathe, and a green spadix. It grows in swamps and boggy ground in north temperate regions. Also called wild calla.
  • Calla palustris, family Araceae.
Example sentences
  • Mrs. McCarrick's feet were wet this day but her eyes were sharp and her mission was clear: she was at the bog to spot wildflowers, from graceful water arums to insect-devouring pitcher plants.
  • They make use of this period of time, counting the number of fish they have caught this year, and presenting dried fish and water arums to each other as gifts.
  • The water arum is found in marshes, ditches and shallow water.

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Syllabification: wa·ter ar·um

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