anthurium

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noun an·thur·ium \an-ˈthu̇r-ē-əm, -ˈthyu̇r-\

Definition of anthurium

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of anthurium

New Latin, from Greek anthos flower + oura tail — more at anthology, ass


First Known Use: 1833


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