Arisaema

noun
Ar·​i·​sae·​ma | \ ˌarə̇ˈsēmə \

Definition of Arisaema

: a genus of herbs (family Araceae) of temperate and subtropical regions having flowers without perianth that are borne at the base of the spadix which is prolonged into a fleshy tip — see green dragon, jack-in-the-pulpit

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History and Etymology for Arisaema

New Latin, from Latin aris arum (from Greek) + Greek haima blood; from the red-spotted leaves of some species; akin to Greek aron arum

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“Arisaema.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arisaema. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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