Definition of Genus arum
1. Noun. Type genus of the Araceae: tuberous perennial herbs of Europe and Asia with usually heart-shaped leaves.
Group relationships: Araceae, Arum Family, Family Araceae
Member holonyms: Arum Maculatum, Cuckoopint, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Lords-and-ladies, Arum Palaestinum, Black Calla
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Arum
Literary usage of Genus arum
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1. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... and similar to the genus Arum in appearance, hence the > name. The species were formerly included in the genus ..."
2. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1863)
"... genus Arum contained, in 1763, 22 species, made known in the following chronological order:—Arum ..."
3. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"gouet, m. arum (plant of the genus Arum or some related genus). — à trois feuilles, jack-in-the-pulpit, Indian turnip ..."
4. A Dictionary of Medical Terminology, Dental Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences by Chapin Aaron Harris (1855)
"A plant of the genus Arum. WALK'ING. The act by which a person moves from place to place by means of a succession of steps. WALL-FLOWER. ..."
5. Garden and Farm Topics / by Peter Henderson by Peter Henderson (1884)
"Unlike most species of the genus Arum, the flowers of this are of a pleasing fragrance. (See Arum.) The species are all propagated by offsets, which should ..."
6. American Revisions and Additions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica by William Harrison De Puy (1891)
"... genus Arum is the type. The species are herbaceous perennials having tuberous or creeping roots, but the tropical species are often tall rooting ..."