anthurium

noun
an·​thur·​ium | \ an-ˈthu̇r-ē-əm How to pronounce anthurium (audio) , -ˈthyu̇r- \

Definition of anthurium

: any of a genus (Anthurium) of tropical American plants of the arum family with large often brightly colored leaves, a cylindrical spadix, and a colored spathe

Examples of anthurium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tropicalia Versatile anthurium, heliconia, calla lilies, and cone ginger are your friends here, and feel free to lean on Monstera, banana leaves, and Alocasia for greenery. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 12 Feb. 2020 The Just Add Ice brand extended the ice watering trials to anthurium, money tree, and several types of bonsai and found that using ice is an easy and effective technique for watering these plants, too. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Sep. 2021 Again, anthurium steals the show, but cone ginger and birds of paradise would be solid contenders as well. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 12 Feb. 2020 Use your anthurium as an entryway or living room centerpiece, or add it to a green collection for a pretty pop of color. Leah Koenig, Forbes, 2 June 2021 Aside from dozens of bouquets to choose from, there are flower plants like orchids, hydrangeas, and anthuriums to choose from. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, 4 May 2020 Try botanicals with contrasting textures, like stiff palms and waxy anthurium, and put the stems in a cup of water inside the vase to keep the pampas dry. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, 1 May 2020 Order some houseplants from The Sill, like a white orchid ($75) or red anthurium ($65). Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 7 Apr. 2020 For Valentine’s Day, this avant-garde design studio is skipping the red roses and serving up lush greens, anthuriums, and wildflowers. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of anthurium

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthurium

borrowed from New Latin, genus name, from Greek ánthos "flower" + ourá "tail" + New Latin -ium -ium — more at antho-, ass entry 2

Note: Taxon introduced by the Austrian botanist Heinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794-1865) in Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode, Nr. 100, August 20, 1829, p. 828.

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“Anthurium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthurium. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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