from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An eastern North American tuberous herb (Arisaema triphyllum) having a striped, leaflike spathe with a bent blade and three-lobed leaves. Also called regionally Indian turnip.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A common American spring-flowering woodland herb (Arisæma triphyllum) having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries; also called Indian turnip.
- n. A common European arum (Arum maculatum) with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; it emerges in early spring and is a source of a sagolike starch called arum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Indian turnip, Arisæma triphyllum, of the natural order Araceæ: so called from its upright spadix surrounded and overarched by the spathe. See Araceæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum
- n. common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries
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