arrow arum

noun
an aquatic plant of the genus Peltandra; North America
Member Holonyms: ↑Peltandra, ↑genus Peltandra

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noun
: a plant of the genus Peltandra (as P. virginica)

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a North American plant, Peltandra virginica, of wet areas, having large, arrow-shaped leaves and inconspicuous flowers enclosed in a narrow, pointed spathe. Also called tuckahoe.
[1855-60, Amer.]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • arrow arum — virgininė pliauškenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aroninių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Peltandra virginica), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Peltandra virginica angl. arrow arum; green arrow arum; poison arum; tuckahoe… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • arrow arum — a North American plant, Peltandra virginica, of wet areas, having large, arrow shaped leaves and inconspicuous flowers enclosed in a narrow, pointed spathe. Also called tuckahoe. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • green arrow arum — virgininė pliauškenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aroninių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Peltandra virginica), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Peltandra virginica angl. arrow arum; green arrow arum; poison arum; tuckahoe… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • green arrow arum — noun perennial herb of the eastern United States having arrowhead shaped leaves and an elongate pointed spathe and green berries • Syn: ↑tuckahoe, ↑Peltandra virginica • Hypernyms: ↑arrow arum * * * noun : an arrow arum (Peltandra virginica) …   Useful english dictionary

  • arum — [er′əm, ar′əm] n. 〚ModL < L < Gr aron, the cuckoopint〛 any plant of the arum family (esp. genus Arum) which is characterized by small flowers on a thick spike, within a hoodlike leaf adj. designating a family (Araceae, order Arales) of… …   Universalium

  • arum — [ arɔm ] n. m. • 1545; mot lat. d o. gr. ♦ Bot. et cour. Plante sauvage ou cultivée (aracées), à fleurs disposées sur un spadice entouré d une large spathe en cornet de couleur blanche ou verdâtre. Arum tacheté, dont les baies rouges sont… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • arrow-root — [ arorut ] n. m. • 1831; mot angl., de arrow « flèche » et root « racine » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Bot. Plante d Amérique tropicale (Antilles), monocotylédone (marantacées). Des arrow roots. 2 ♦ Fécule comestible fournie par les rhizomes de cette plante. ● …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • arum — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin arum, from Greek aron Date: 14th century 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;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arum family — arumlike, adj. /air euhm/, n. the plant family Araceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having numerous tiny flowers on a fleshy spike above or sheathed by a large spathe, and including the anthurium, calla lily, jack in the pulpit, and… …   Universalium

  • arum — [ ɛ:rəm] noun a plant of a large family with typically arrow shaped leaves and a broad leafy spathe enclosing a club shaped spadix. [Arum maculatum (wild arum, cuckoo pint) and other species, family Araceae.] Origin ME: from L., from Gk aron …   English new terms dictionary

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