Zantedeschia

noun Zan·te·des·chia \ˌzantəˈdeskēə\

Definition of Zantedeschia

  1. :  a small genus of southern or tropical African aroids with basal long-stalked often hastate leaves, very showy spathes usually mistaken for a corolla, and a stout central spadix — see calla 2, yellow calla

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Origin and Etymology of zantedeschia

New Latin, from Giovanni Zantedeschi †1846 Italian botanist + New Latin -ia


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