Definition of anthurium in English:


nounPlural anthuriums

  • A tropical American plant which is widely grown for its ornamental foliage or brightly coloured flowering spathes.

    Genus Anthurium, family Araceae

    • ‘To their great surprise, they find only hybrid species like orchids, anthurium and some bonsai varieties.’
    • ‘There will also be special sections for anthuriums and orchids.’
    • ‘Similarly, other potted flowering plants, including anthuriums and bromeliads, are becoming important.’
    • ‘The demand for flowering plants like orchids and anthuriums is higher during summer.’
    • ‘The house has a picture perfect garden with anthuriums and an old fashioned pond.’


Modern Latin, from Greek anthos ‘flower’ + oura ‘tail’.