noun Dra·con·ti·um \drəˈkänchēəm\

Definition of Dracontium

  1. :  a genus of tropical American herbs (family Araceae) with compound leaves and hooded spathes

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Origin and Etymology of dracontium

New Latin, from Latin, a kind of arum, from Greek drakontion, diminutive of drakont-, drakōn serpent

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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