Aroid
Aroid Ar"oid, n. [Arum + -oid.] (Bot.) Any plant of the Arum family ({Arace[ae]}); -- have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe.

Syn: arum [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]


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  • Aroid — A roid, Aroideous A*roid e*ous, a. [Arum + oid.] (Bot.) Belonging to, or resembling, the Arum family of plants ({Araceae}). Syn: araceous [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aroid — [ar′oid΄, er′oid΄] n. any plant of the arum family …   English World dictionary

  • aroid — adjective Etymology: New Latin Arum Date: 1886 of or relating to the arum family • aroid noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aroid — /ˈærɔɪd/ (say aroyd), /ˈɛə / (say air ) Botany –adjective 1. belonging to or resembling the Araceae or arum family of plants which includes the arum, taro, etc. –noun 2. an aroid plant. {ar(um) + oid} …   Australian English dictionary

  • aroid — /ar oyd, air /, Bot. adj. 1. araceous. n. 2. any plant of the arum family. [1875 80; AR(UM) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • aroid — noun Any plant of the family Araceae, found chiefly in the tropics Syn: arum …   Wiktionary

  • aroïd — polaroïd …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • aroid — [ ɛ:rɔɪd] noun Botany a plant of the arum family (Araceae) …   English new terms dictionary

  • aroid — ar·oid …   English syllables

  • aroid — ar•oid [[t]ˈær ɔɪd, ˈɛər [/t]] adj. 1) bot belonging to the arum family 2) bot any plant of the arum family • Etymology: 1875–80; < NLAr(um)+ oid …   From formal English to slang

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