caladium

noun ca·la·di·um \ kə-ˈlā-dē-əm \

Definition of caladium

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of caladium

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


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