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A tropical American plant which is widely grown for its ornamental foliage or brightly coloured flowering spathes.
- ‘There will also be special sections for anthuriums and orchids.’
- ‘Similarly, other potted flowering plants, including anthuriums and bromeliads, are becoming important.’
- ‘The house has a picture perfect garden with anthuriums and an old fashioned pond.’
- ‘To their great surprise, they find only hybrid species like orchids, anthurium and some bonsai varieties.’
- ‘The demand for flowering plants like orchids and anthuriums is higher during summer.’
Modern Latin, from Greek anthos flower + oura tail.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.