Definition of aroid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛːrɔɪd/
(also aroid lily)


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.


Late 19th century: from arum + -oid.

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