Definition of "arum" [arum]

  • Any of several Old World plants, such as the cuckoopint, of the genus Arum, having basal, arrowhead-shaped leaves. (noun)
  • Any of several related plants, such as the arrow arum and water arum. (noun)

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Use "arum" in a sentence
  • "My arum is peeking out « Sugar Creek Gardens’ Blog"
  • "“Kulkasá,” a kind of arum or yam, eaten boiled like our potatoes."
  • "# -- Round their villages and pahs they dug up the soil and planted the sweet potato, and the taro, which is the root of a kind of arum lily; they also grew the gourd called calabash, from whose hard rind they made pots and bowls and dishes."
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