arum lily


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arum lily

n. Chiefly British
The calla lily.
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Noun1.arum lily - South African plant widely cultivated for its showy pure white spathe and yellow spadixarum lily - South African plant widely cultivated for its showy pure white spathe and yellow spadix
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
pink calla, Zantedeschia rehmanii - calla having a rose-colored spathe
golden calla - any of several callas of the genus Zantedeschia having yellow spathes
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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.
These gorgeous tuberous perennials - known commonly as calla or arum lily - will merrily flower throughout the summer.
The arum lily of South Africa, for example: From its spathe, a spike-like inflorescence of many small flowers rising up from what looks like an upended purple skirt, wafts the smell of rotting flesh.
Easy Fill patio pots with exotic summer-flowering bulbs such as Canna Tropicana, which has dramatic orange and bronze striped foliage and orange orchid-like blooms, Eucomis, which has flowers that resemble a pineapple, and the Arum Lily Crowborough, which is more or less hardy and can also be grown as a marginal plant in ponds.
His odds of 1-14 at Kelso yesterday equalled the SP of Arum Lily (Haydock 1988) and Suluk (Southwell 1993), who both finished second over hurdles, and Picador (Wincanton 1990), who unseated his rider over fences.
This magnificence is more readily known as the calla lily or arum lily.
It took a team an entire day just to lay the table, even to the napkins being folded in arum lily style.
Another more unusual bulb is the coloured Arum lily, which has the terrible name of zantedeschia.