Definition of arum in English:

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arum

Pronunciation: /ˈɛːrəm/

noun

A European plant which has arrow-shaped leaves and a broad leafy spathe enclosing a club-shaped spadix. Pollination is by small flies which are temporarily trapped by the plant.
Example sentences
  • It's a South American species, Xanthosoma robustum, that's related to the dead-horse arum, philodendron, and skunk cabbage.
  • The specific epithet amorphophallus refers to the central spadix of the arum, and essentially means amorphous phallus, or shapeless penis.
  • Its illustrations - detailed, accurate, and delightful - portray plants ranging from Aegyptian water lily to zebra-flowered arum, commonly known as jack-in-the-pulpit.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin, from Greek aron.

Words that rhyme with arum

harem, harum-scarum, Sarum

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