Araceous
Araceous A*ra"ceous, a. [L. arum a genus of plants, fr. Gr. ?.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to an order of plants, of which the genus {Arum} is the type. [1913 Webster]

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  • araceous — adjective relating to a plant of the family Araceae • Syn: ↑aroid • Pertains to noun: ↑Araceae, ↑Araceae (for: ↑aroid) • Derivationally related forms: ↑Araceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • araceous — /euh ray sheuhs/, adj. Bot. belonging to the plant family Araceae. Cf. arum family. [ < NL Arace(ae) (see ARUM, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • araceous — ara·ceous …   English syllables

  • a|roi|de|ous — «uh ROY dee uhs», adjective. = araceous. (Cf. ↑araceous) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Aroideous — 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

  • Yautia — Yau*ti a, n. [Native name in the Antilles.] In Puerto Rico, any of several araceous plants or their starchy edible roots, which are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes, as the taro. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alocasia — macrorrhizos Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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

  • caladium — /keuh lay dee euhm/, n. any of several tropical American plants of the genus Caladium, of the arum family, cultivated for their variegated, colorful leaves. [1835 45; < NL: orig. coined as genus name for taro on basis of Malay kaladi (sp. keladi) …   Universalium

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