The Alternative English Dictionary: aroid

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aroid
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (informal) Any plant of the family Araceae, found chiefly in the tropics.
    • 1920, Sir Harry Johnston, Mrs. Warren's Daughter, , , http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/15380 , “They made their way slowly to the great Palm House and thence up twisty iron steps to a nook like a tree refuge in New Guinea, among palm boles and extravagant aroid growths. ”
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    • 2000, Anton Ivancic, Vincent Lebot, The Genetics and Breeding of Taro, page 15, The majority of aroids are climbers and epiphytes of tropical rainforests.
hyponyms:
  • arum plant of genus Arum
anagrams:
  • radio

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