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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Origin and Etymology of amorphophallus
New Latin, from amorph- + phallus
First Known Use: 1836See Words from the same year
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