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anthurium

anthurium

noun an·thur·ium \an-ˈthr-ē-əm, -ˈthyr-\

Definition of ANTHURIUM

:  any of a genus (Anthurium) of tropical American plants of the arum family with large often brightly colored leaves, a cylindrical spadix, and a colored spathe

Origin of ANTHURIUM

New Latin, from Greek anthos flower + oura tail — more at anthology, ass
First Known Use: circa 1839

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