caladium

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noun ca·la·di·um \kə-ˈlā-dē-əm\

Definition of caladium

  1. :  any of a genus (Caladium and especially C. bicolor) of tropical American plants of the arum family widely cultivated for their showy variably colored leaves

Origin and Etymology of caladium

New Latin, genus name, from Malay kěladi, an aroid plant


First Known Use: 1801

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