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ar·um

 (ăr′əm, âr′-)
n.
1. Any of various Eurasian plants of the genus Arum having basal, arrowhead-shaped leaves, such as the cuckoopint.
2. Any of numerous other plants in the family Araceae.

[Latin, wake-robin, from Greek aron.]

arum

(ˈɛərəm)
n
1. (Plants) any plant of the aroid genus Arum, of Europe and the Mediterranean region, having arrow-shaped leaves and a typically white spathe. See also cuckoopint
2. (Plants) arum lily another name for calla1
[C16: from Latin, a variant of aros wake-robin, from Greek aron]
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Noun1.arum - starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root
Arum maculatum, cuckoopint, lords-and-ladies, jack-in-the-pulpit - common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum
amylum, starch - a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles
2.arum - any plant of the family Araceaearum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
Araceae, arum family, family Araceae - anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron
Arum maculatum, cuckoopint, lords-and-ladies, jack-in-the-pulpit - common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum
Arum palaestinum, black calla - ornamental plant of Middle East cultivated for its dark purple spathe
alocasia, elephant ear, elephant's ear - any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries
amorphophallus - any plant of the genus Amorphophallus
Amorphophallus campanulatus, Amorphophallus paeonifolius, elephant yam, pungapung, telingo potato - putrid-smelling aroid of southeastern Asia (especially the Philippines) grown for its edible tuber
Amorphophallus rivieri, devil's tongue, snake palm, umbrella arum - foul-smelling somewhat fleshy tropical plant of southeastern Asia cultivated for its edible corms or in the greenhouse for its large leaves and showy dark red spathe surrounding a large spadix
Amorphophallus titanum, krubi, titan arum - malodorous tropical plant having a spathe that resembles the corolla of a morning glory and attains a diameter of several feet
Arisaema atrorubens, Arisaema triphyllum, Indian turnip, jack-in-the-pulpit, wake-robin - common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries
Arisaema dracontium, green dragon - early spring-flowering plant of eastern North America resembling the related jack-in-the-pulpit but having digitate leaves, slender greenish yellow spathe and elongated spadix
Arisarum vulgare, friar's-cowl - tuberous perennial having a cowl-shaped maroon or violet-black spathe; Mediterranean; Canaries; Azores
caladium - any plant of the genus Caladium cultivated for their ornamental foliage variously patterned in white or pink or red
Colocasia esculenta, dalo, taro plant, dasheen, taro - herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves
Dieffenbachia sequine, dumb cane, mother-in-law plant, mother-in-law's tongue - an evergreen plant with large showy dark green leaves; contains a poison that swells the tongue and throat hence the name
dracontium - any plant of the genus Dracontium; strongly malodorous tropical American plants usually with gigantic leaves
Dracunculus vulgaris, dragon arum, green dragon - European arum resembling the cuckoopint
nephthytis - any plant of the genus Nephthytis
malanga, spoonflower, tannia, Xanthosoma atrovirens, Xanthosoma sagittifolium, yautia - tropical American aroid having edible tubers that are cooked and eaten like yams or potatoes
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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They had previously folded up in small parcels of leaves, pieces of beef, fish, ripe and unripe bananas, and the tops of the wild arum. These green parcels were laid in a layer between two layers of the hot stones, and the whole then covered up with earth, so that no smoke or steam could escape.
Close by I saw the wild arum, the roots of which, when well baked, are good to eat, and the young leaves better than spinach.
In place of the grim ranks of serried warriors were company after company of Kukuana girls, not over-dressed, so far as clothing went, but each crowned with a wreath of flowers, and holding a palm leaf in one hand and a white arum lily in the other.
The pattern of the soup-plates, the stiff folds of the napkins, which rose by the side of each plate in the shape of arum lilies, the long sticks of bread tied with pink ribbon, the silver dishes and the sea-colored champagne glasses, with the flakes of gold congealed in their stems--all these details, together with a curiously pervasive smell of kid gloves, contributed to her exhilaration, which must be repressed, however, because she was grown up, and the world held no more for her to marvel at.
Arum has stressed Pacquiao, the lone eight-division champion in boxing, should not again figure in a similar fight.
"He performed very well," admitted Arum on Monday from Belfast in Ireland where Top Rank Inc.
But if both remain unbeaten, they will face each other again and Arum, Fury's new promoter, reckons it could equal or eclipse the biggest fights in the division's history.
But you've gotta realize, he's 41 years of age," Arum told www.boxingscene.
Arum was first seduced by Fury's struggles with depression and suicide, and then watched the remarkable performance he produced in December's dramatic draw with Wilder when many felt his three troubled years of inactivity meant he would no longer be able to convince.
Lomachenko is considered by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world and was even praised by his promoter Arum as the best fighter he's seen since Muhammad Ali.
Representatives for Pacquiao, who has won world titles in a record eight weight divisions, did not respond to Arum's comments when approached by AFP.
Ultimately, Pacquiao accepted Arum's ofer to face Australia's Horn, a former schoolteacher, who snatched his WBO welterweight title in a stunning upset.