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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, 
planterrik@hotmail.com writes:

> 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?

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