any plant of the arum family.
We meet with organism of the form in the family of the Araceæ, or aroid plants.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 460, October 25, 1884 Various
The hoactzin, Opisthocomus, feeds to a great extent upon the leaves of the aroid Montrichardia or Caladium arborescens.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various
A good series of tropical aroids is to be seen in the aroid house at Kew.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6 Various
It was especially prepared for me on their learning that I had found the plant (an aroid, Schizmatoglottis) in my excursions.
The Solomon Islands and Their Natives H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
Also araceous. of, relating to, or belonging to the Araceae, a family of plants having small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large petaloid spathe. The family includes arum, calla, and anthurium
any plant of the Araceae
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