alocasia

noun
al·​o·​ca·​sia | \ ˌaləˈkāzh(ē)ə \

Definition of alocasia

1 capitalized : a genus of tropical Asian herbs (family Araceae) with basal long-petioled often showy leaves, a glaucous boat-shaped spathe, and reddish berries
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Alocasia

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First Known Use of alocasia

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alocasia

New Latin, alteration of Colocasia

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“Alocasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alocasia. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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