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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arum  \A"rum\,  n.  [L.  arum,  aros,  Gr  ?.] 
  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. 
 
  Our  common  arums  --  the  lords  and  ladies  of  village 
  children.  --Lubbock. 
 
  Note:  The  American  ``Jack  in  the  pulpit''  is  now  separated 
  from  the  genus  Arum. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arum 
  n  1:  sagolike  starch  obtained  from  cuckoopint  root 
  2:  any  plant  of  the  family  Araceae;  have  small  flowers  massed 
  on  a  spadix  surrounded  by  a  large  spathe  [syn:  {aroid}] 




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