friar's-cowl definition

  • noun:
    • an arumlike plant (Arisarum vulgare) with a spathe or involucral leaf resembling a cowl.
    • A tuberous perennial (Arisarum vulgare) having a cowl-shaped maroon or violet-black spathe; -- based in the Mediterranean, Canaries, and Azores.
    • The wake-robin, Arum maculatum: so named from its cowl-like spathe. See Arum.
    • Same as friar's-cap.
    • tuberous perennial having a cowl-shaped maroon or violet-black spathe; Mediterranean; Canaries; Azores

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