Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wake-robin, Arum maculatum: so called from its cowl-like spathe. See Arum.
- n. Same as friar's-cap.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) an arumlike plant (Arisarum vulgare) with a spathe or involucral leaf resembling a cowl.
- n. (Bot.) A tuberous perennial (Arisarum vulgare) having a cowl-shaped maroon or violet-black spathe; -- found in the Mediterranean, Canaries, and Azores.
- n. tuberous perennial having a cowl-shaped maroon or violet-black spathe; Mediterranean; Canaries; Azores.
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