Meaning of anthurium in English:


Pronunciation /anˈθjʊərɪəm/

nounplural noun anthuriums

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

    Genus Anthurium, family Araceae

    ‘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.’
    • ‘There will also be special sections for anthuriums and orchids.’
    • ‘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.’


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