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aroid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj aroid relating to a plant of the family Araceae
    • n aroid any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aroid (Bot) Any plant of the Arum family (AraceƦ); -- have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe.
    • a Aroid (Bot) Belonging to, or resembling, the Arum family of plants (Araceae).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aroid One of the Aroideœ or Araceœ.
    • aroid Like or representing the genus Arum or the family Araceæ: as, an aroid type.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar,um + -oid,

Usage

In literature:

To the left was a grove of betel-nut palms, to the right a patch of aroids, broad and leathery of leaf.
"A Transient Guest" by Edgar Saltus
A good series of tropical aroids is to be seen in the aroid house at Kew.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
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