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 philodendron.
Richardia, ri-chr′di-a, n. a small genus of South African herbs of the arum family, including the calla-lily.
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- Arum lily
(def 1). Historical Examples Out of the folds of the shawl her neck rose as erect as the pistil of an arum lily. Mushroom Town Oliver Onions
- Arunachal pradesh
noun a state in NE India, formed in 1986 from the former Union Territory. Capital: Itanagar. Pop: 1 091 117 (2001). Area: 83 743 sq km (32 648 sq miles) Former name (until 1972) North East Frontier Agency
a town in S West Sussex, in S England: castle. Historical Examples Copies from several of these works may be seen in the Arundel Society’s Collection. A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume I, Foreign Schools Various Howard, fourth son of the Earl of Arundel, and was sold by him. Notes and Queries, Number […]
pertaining to or like a reed or cane; reedlike; reedy. adjective (botany) resembling a reed