: 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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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