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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