amor·​pho·​phal·​lus | \ əˌmȯrfəˈfaləs \

Definition of amorphophallus

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical East Indian aroids having a mottled flowering spathe in advance of the large compound leaf and often attaining a height of several feet — see krubi
2 plural -es : a plant of the genus Amorphophallus

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First Known Use of amorphophallus

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amorphophallus

New Latin, from amorph- + phallus

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“Amorphophallus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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