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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an arumlike plant (Arisarum vulgare) with a spathe or involucral leaf resembling a cowl.
  • n. A tuberous perennial (Arisarum vulgare) having a cowl-shaped maroon or violet-black spathe; -- found in the Mediterranean, Canaries, and Azores.

from The 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.

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

  • n. tuberous perennial having a cowl-shaped maroon or violet-black spathe; Mediterranean; Canaries; Azores


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