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  • Water arum — Wa ter a rum (Bot.) An aroid herb ({Calla palustris}) having a white spathe. It is an inhabitant of the north temperate zone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water arum — an aquatic arum plant, Calla palustris, of the North Temperate Zone, having heart shaped leaves, tiny green flowers, and red berries. Also called wild calla. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • water arum — noun plant of wetlands and bogs of temperate regions having small greenish flowers partly enclosed in a white spathe and red berries • Syn: ↑wild calla, ↑Calla palustris • Hypernyms: ↑marsh plant, ↑bog plant, ↑swamp plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arum — [er′əm, ar′əm] n. 〚ModL < L < Gr aron, the cuckoopint〛 any plant of the arum family (esp. genus Arum) which is characterized by small flowers on a thick spike, within a hoodlike leaf adj. designating a family (Araceae, order Arales) of… …   Universalium

  • arum family — arumlike, adj. /air euhm/, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • water lettuce — n. a floating aquatic plant (Pistia stratiotes) of the arum family, with rosettes of thick, blunt, velvety, ribbed leaves and a hanging mass of feathery roots …   English World dictionary

  • water plant — noun a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth • Syn: ↑aquatic plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Derivationally related forms: ↑hydrophytic (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • water lettuce — a floating aquatic plant, Pistia stratiotes, of the arum family, having a rosette of thick, spongy leaves. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • water calla — noun another term for bog arum …   English new terms dictionary

  • Dragon arum — dragon drag on (dr[a^]g [u^]n), n. [F. dragon, L. draco, fr. Gr. dra kwn, prob. fr. de rkesqai, dra kein, to look (akin to Skr. dar[,c] to see), and so called from its terrible eyes. Cf. {Drake} a dragon, {Dragoon}.] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous animal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arrow arum — noun an aquatic plant of the genus Peltandra; North America • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Hyponyms: ↑green arrow arum, ↑tuckahoe, ↑Peltandra virginic …   Useful english dictionary

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