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caladium

caladium

noun ca·la·di·um \kə-ˈlā-dē-əm\

Definition of CALADIUM

:  any of a genus (Caladium and especially C. bicolor) of tropical American plants of the arum family widely cultivated for their showy variably colored leaves

Origin of CALADIUM

New Latin, genus name, from Malay kěladi, an aroid plant
First Known Use: 1881

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