alocasia

noun al·o·ca·sia \ˌaləˈkāzh(ē)ə\

Definition of alocasia

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Alocasia

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Origin and Etymology of alocasia

New Latin, alteration of Colocasia


First Known Use: 1839


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