WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- 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