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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Obtain durable color for summer from bush daisy, caladium coleus, pentas and zinnias.
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Origin and Etymology of caladium
New Latin, genus name, from Malay kěladi, an aroid plant
First Known Use: 1801
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