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  Re: [aroid-l] Etymology of AROID
From: "W. George Schmid" hostahill at bellsouth.net> on 2002.10.17 at 14:00:36(9559)
Someone contacted me privately and asked me to keep it simple and post what
"aroid" translates to. In the sense of Theophrastus, who first published the
name aron (= Dracunculus vulgaris) in his The History of Plants it means:
Aroid = aron + oides = resembling Dracunculus vulgaris (not lily or
trillium). WGS

W. George Schmid

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