• Arum
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n arum any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
    • n arum starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The titan arum flower is the largest flower in the world and gives off a horrible odor that smells like rotting flesh when it blooms
    • n Arum 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.☞ The American “Jack in the pulpit” is now separated from the genus Arum. "Our common arums the lords and ladies of village children."
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Arum ā′rum a genus of plants represented in England by the Cuckoo-pint or Wake Robin (A. maculatum), whose root yields a wholesome farina known as Portland Sago or Arrowroot.
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. arum, aros, Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—Gr. aron.


In literature:

John T. Arum, who set out to preach to the Indians.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Arum esculentum, Honolulu, 227.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
ARUM, Polynesian varieties of, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The bed of every stream is filled, and every bank is covered with lovely masses of arum-lilies.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
It would be interesting to know if anything eats the red berries of our wild turnip or arum.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
The arum-fringed lane widens before the outer wall of the church, overtopped by its triangular gable.
"Renaissance Fancies and Studies" by Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
Broad, rank, green arum leaves crowded each other in places.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
Notable among the flowers are the arum lily and the iris.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Wild geraniums, jessamines, arums, lilies scarlet and blue and purple, spread like a gorgeous carpet underfoot.
"Hair-Breadth Escapes" by H.C. Adams
Arum Field; or, Life's Reality.
"Left on the Prairie" by M. B. Cox

In poetry:

There's the daisy all the year, bonny lassie O!
There's the king-cup bright as gold, and the speedwell never cold,
And the arum leaves unrolled,
Bonny lassie O!
"Bonny Lassie O!" by John Clare
We may touch the faint violets with the hands of thought,
Or lay the pale core of the wild arum bare;
And for ever in our minds the white wild cherry is caught,
Cloudy against the sky and melting into air.
"The Glade" by Edward Shanks
There's wild azalea on the hill, and iris down the dell,
And just one spray of lilac still abloom beside the well;
The columbine adorns the rocks, the laurel buds grow pink,
Along the stream white arums gleam, and violets bend to drink.
"The Angler’s Reveille" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

Park rangers in the Cascade Mountains are searching for the son of boxing promoter Bob Arum, who went missing while on a camping trip over the weekend.
Arum will turn 81 on Saturday, the day he promotes another big boxing match.
Floyd Mayweather's jail term delayed until June but Bob Arum still says Manny Pacquiao fight not forthcoming .
Arum takes a pot shot during Pacquiao training.
Perhaps, to explain Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's now infamous findings in Academically Adrift, we need look no further than the current customer-service culture.
Arum insists that any talk of a sustained state of tension between the promoters is a mirage.
Pacquiao has generated enormous sums of money the last three years — including grossing an estimated $175 million in the ring, Arum told USA TODAY Sports.
Pacquiao has generated enormous sums of money the last three years - including grossing an estimated $175 million in the ring, Arum told USA TODAY Sports.
Contrary to popular opinion, influence in boxing isn't limited to Don King, Bob Arum or whichever Latin American satrap is pulling the strings of the WBA or WBC.
Except Arum, who referred to this fight — the fourth between 34-year- old Pacquiao (35 in nine days) and 39-year- old Marquez — as something "turning out to be the most spectacular event in many years.".
Manny Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, told reporters on Monday that his fighter's boxing career had a firm end date: 2013, assuming Pacquiao runs for, and wins, election as governor of Sarangani Province in the Philippines.
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum's Top Rank , Inc returns to El Paso with an exciting seven-bout fight card on Saturday, October 27th at the El Paso County Coliseum.
Manager Steven Malehorn eagerly awaits the third flowering of the university's titan arum, or corpse flower, affectionately named the Velvet Queen.
Even as he gets older, Bob Arum works to keep boxing fresh and new.
It's the Titan Arum and the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse actually has six of them in various stages of growth.