Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, natural order Araceæ, natives of Europe and of regions bordering on the Mediterranean. The only British species is A. maculatum (wake-robin, cuckoopint, or lords-and-ladies), the root of which yields a starch known as Portland sago or arrowroot. See also cut under
- n. [lowercase] A name given in the United States to plants belonging to the order Araceæ, but not to the genus Arum (although some of them were formerly so classed), as the arrow-arum (Peltandra Virginica), the dragon-arum (Arisæma Dracontium), and the water-arum (Calla palustris).
- n. A taxonomic genus within the family Araceae — found in central Europe and the Mediterranean, such as the cuckoopint, having arrow-shaped leaves.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A genus of plants found in central Europe and about the Mediterranean, having flowers on a spadix inclosed in a spathe. The cuckoopint of the English is an example.
- n. starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root
- n. any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
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