arum family

ar′um fam`ily
[[t]ˈɛər əm[/t]] n.
pln a family, Araceae, of herbaceous plants bearing numerous tiny flowers on a fleshy spike above or sheathed by a large spathe: includes the anthurium, calla lily, jack-in-the-pulpit, and philodendron
Etymology: 1545–55; < NL, L < Gk áron wake-robin

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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