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noun ar·um \ˈa-rəm, ˈer-əm\

Definition of arum

  1. :  any of a genus (Arum of the family Araceae, the arum family) of Eurasian plants having usually arrow-shaped leaves and a showy spathe partially enclosing a spadix; broadly :  a plant of the arum family

Origin and Etymology of arum

New Latin, from Latin arum, from Greek aron


First Known Use: 14th century


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