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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Araceae, family Araceae, arum family(noun)

    anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron


  1. Araceae

    Araceae are a family of monocotyledonous flowering plants in which flowers are borne on a type of inflorescence called a spadix. The spadix is usually accompanied by, and sometimes partially enclosed in, a spathe or leaf-like bract. Also known as the Arum family, members are often colloquially known as aroid. This family of 107 genera and over 3700 species is most diverse in the New World tropics, although also distributed in the Old World tropics and north temperate regions.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Araceae

    A plant family of the order Arales, subclass Arecidae, class Liliopsida (monocot). Many members contain OXALIC ACID and calcium oxalate (OXALATES).

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