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  • n. malodorous tropical plant having a spathe that resembles the corolla of a morning glory and attains a diameter of several feet


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  • yarb, in a comment on "pulchritudinous": "I couldn't deny any word the right to exist, assuming words have rights, but this is still a sickly, cloying titan arum of an adjective."

    I had to go look up what a titan arum is. Terrifying flower! Awesomely evocative term.

    August 24, 2008