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4 definitions found
 for Arum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  jack-in-the-pulpit \jack-in-the-pulpit\ n.
     1. A common American spring-flowering woodland herb
        ({Aris[ae]ma triphyllum) having sheathing leaves and an
        upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and
        purple spathe producing scarlet berries; also called
        Indian turnip.
  
     Syn: Indian turnip, wake-robin, Arisaema triphyllum,
          Arisaema atrorubens.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. 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.
  
     Syn: cuckoo-pint, cuckoopint, lords and ladies,
          lords-and-ladies, Arum maculatum.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cuckoopint \cuck"oo*pint`\, cuckoo-pint \cuck"oo-pint`\n.
     a common European arum ({Arum maculatum) with lanceolate
     spathe and short purple spadix; it emerges in early spring,
     and is the source of a sagolike starch called arum.
  
     Syn: cuckoopint, lords and ladies, lords-and-ladies,
          jack-in-the-pulpit, Arum maculatum.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Our common arums -- the lords and ladies of village
           children.                                --Lubbock.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The American "Jack in the pulpit" is now separated from
           the genus Arum.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  arum
      n 1: starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint
           root
      2: any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on
         a spadix surrounded by a large spathe [syn: arum, aroid]

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