lords-and-ladies


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lords-and-la·dies

(lôrdz′ən-lā′dēz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)

[From its variably colored spadices, the purple ones being considered the lords and the light ones the ladies.]

lords-and-ladies

n
(Plants) (functioning as singular) another name for cuckoopint
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Noun1.lords-and-ladies - common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadixlords-and-ladies - common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Arum - type genus of the Araceae: tuberous perennial herbs of Europe and Asia with usually heart-shaped leaves
arum - starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root
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lords-and-ladies

[ˈlɔːdzəndˈleɪdɪz] N (Bot) → aro m