Definition of calla lily
: any of several herbs (genus Zantedeschia) of the arum family; especially : a house or greenhouse plant (Z. aethiopica) with a white showy spathe and yellow spadix —called also calla
Origin of calla lily
New Latin, genus name, modification of Greek kallaia rooster's wattles
First Known Use: 1868
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