aroid

adjective

ar·​oid ˈa-ˌrȯid How to pronounce aroid (audio)
ˈer-ˌȯid
: of or relating to the arum family
aroid noun

Examples of aroid in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

arum + -oid entry 2, after New Latin Aroideae, family or subfamily name

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aroid was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Aroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aroid. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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