WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
an•thu•ri•um  (an thŏŏrē əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologyany 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.
  • Greek our(á) tail + Neo-Latin -ium -ium
  • Neo-Latin Anthurium, equivalent. to anth- anth- + -urium
  • 1829

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