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Definition 1: any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for arum in the sense of this definition

(arum is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a kind of arum ) tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes

(... is a kind of arum ) any plant of the genus Nephthytis

(... is a kind of arum ) European arum resembling the cuckoopint

(... is a kind of arum ) any plant of the genus Dracontium; strongly malodorous tropical American plants usually with gigantic leaves

(... is a kind of arum ) an evergreen plant with large showy dark green leaves; contains a poison that swells the tongue and throat hence the name

(... is a kind of arum ) herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves

(... is a kind of arum ) any plant of the genus Caladium cultivated for their ornamental foliage variously patterned in white or pink or red

(... is a kind of arum ) tuberous perennial having a cowl-shaped maroon or violet-black spathe; Mediterranean; Canaries; Azores

(... is a kind of arum ) early spring-flowering plant of eastern North America resembling the related jack-in-the-pulpit but having digitate leaves, slender greenish yellow spathe and elongated spadix

(... is a kind of arum ) common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries

(... is a kind of arum ) malodorous tropical plant having a spathe that resembles the corolla of a morning glory and attains a diameter of several feet

(... is a kind of arum ) foul-smelling somewhat fleshy tropical plant of southeastern Asia cultivated for its edible corms or in the greenhouse for its large leaves and showy dark red spathe surrounding a large spadix

(... is a kind of arum ) putrid-smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber

(... is a kind of arum ) any plant of the genus Amorphophallus

(... is a kind of arum ) any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries

(... is a kind of arum ) ornamental plant of Middle East cultivated for its dark purple spathe

(... is a kind of arum ) common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum

(... is a member of arum) anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron

Definition 2: starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root - [noun denoting plant]

(arum is a kind of ...) a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles

(... is part of arum) common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum

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