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Meaning of arum family

ar'um fam"ily

Pronunciation: (âr'um), [key]
— n.
  1. the plant family Araceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having numerous tiny flowers on a fleshy spike above or sheathed by a large spathe, and including the anthurium, calla lily, jack-in-the-pulpit, and philodendron.
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