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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Araceae — found in central Europe and the Mediterranean, such as the cuckoopint, having arrow-shaped leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, natural order Araceæ, natives of Europe and of regions bordering on the Mediterranean.
  • 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).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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