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

Example Sentences

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,, 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, 13 Nov. 2019

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Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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