Zantedeschia

noun
Zan·​te·​des·​chia | \ ˌzantəˈdeskēə \

Definition of Zantedeschia

: 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 sense 2, yellow calla

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History and Etymology for Zantedeschia

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

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“Zantedeschia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zantedeschia. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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