anthurium

noun an·thur·ium \ an-ˈthu̇r-ē-əm , -ˈthyu̇r- \
Updated on: 8 Jan 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of anthurium

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


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