Meaning of anthurium

an•thu•ri•um

Pronunciation: (an-thoor'ē-um), [key]
— n.
  1. any tropical American plant belonging to the genus Anthurium, of the arum family, certain species of which are cultivated for their glossy red heart-shaped bract surrounding a rodlike spike of tiny yellow flowers.
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