A genus of plants found in central Europe and about the Mediterranean, having flowers on a spadix inclosed in a spathe. The cuckoopint of the English is an example. "Our common arums the lords and ladies of village children." (Lubbock)

The American "Jack in the pulpit" is now separated from the genus Arum.

Origin: L. Arum, aros, Gr.

(01 Mar 1998)

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