ar·​oid | \ ˈa-ˌrȯid How to pronounce aroid (audio) , ˈer-ˌȯid \

Definition of aroid

: of or relating to the arum family

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aroid noun

Examples of aroid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aroid room brims with big houseplants, some reaching up to the ceiling, while the Sugar Room is stocked with coffee, cacao and fruit plants. Lori Rackl,, "A plant pop-up hotel opens this weekend in Chicago. Here’s what it looks like.," 17 Oct. 2019 Another aroid species that has become a bona fide object of obsession for this new generation of collectors is the eminently photogenic variegated monstera, whose leaves are marbled with painterly splashes of white. Gray Chapman, New York Times, "How Much Would You Pay for a Houseplant?," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of aroid

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aroid

New Latin Arum

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The first known use of aroid was in 1886

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“Aroid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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