Arisaema

noun Ar·i·sae·ma \ˌarə̇ˈsēmə\

Definition of Arisaema

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at arum, hem-


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