Webster 1913 Edition
aros, Gr. [GREEK].]
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.
arums– the lords and ladies of village children.
☞ The American “Jack in the pulpit” is now separated from the genus
Webster 1828 Edition
Aurum fulminans, fulminating gold, is gold dissolved in aqua-regia or nitro-muriatic acid, and precipitated by volatile alkali. This precipitate is of a brown yellow, or orange color, and when exposed to a moderate heat, detonizes with considerable noise. It is a compound of the oxyd of gold and ammonia.
Aurum mosaicum, or musivum, a sparkling gold-colored substance, from an amalgam of quick-silver and tin, mixed with sulphur and sal ammoniac, set to sublime. The mercury and part of the sulphur unite into a cinnabar, which sublimes with the salammoniac, and leaves the aurum mosaicum at the bottom. It is a sulphuret of tin, and is used as a pigment.
- A taxonomic genus within the family Araceae – found in central Europe and the Mediterranean, such as the cuckoopint, having arrow-shaped leaves.
- (genus): Plantae - kingdom; angiosperms, monocots - clades; Alismatales - order; Araceae - family; Aroideae - subfamily; Areae - tribe
arum (plural arums)
- A flower or plant in the genus Arum
flower or plant in the genus Arum
- genitive feminine plural of us
- arum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- ARUM in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
arum m (plural aruns)
- Alternative form of aro (arum plant)