Re: [aroid-l] Etymology of AROID <= ARUM <= ARON
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Etymology of AROID <= ARUM <= ARON
- From: MossyTrail@cs.com
- Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 17:00:22 EDT
In a message dated 10/16/2002 2:18:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> the Latin "arum" was more specifically applied to one
> plant, the wake robin (Trillium erectum), the Ancient Greek word for which
> was "aron."
Trillium is a genus of North America and east Asia. Perhaps the common name
wake robin means something else in Europe?