noun cal·a·thea \ˌkaləˈthēə\

Definition of calathea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of chiefly tropical American herbs (family Marantaceae) having showily marked basal leaves and small flowers in clusters on short stems and used as foliage plants

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Calathea

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Origin and Etymology of calathea

New Latin, irregular from Latin calathus basket shaped like a flower, from Greek kalathos

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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