calla lily

cal·​la lily | \ ˈka-lə- How to pronounce calla lily (audio) \

Definition of calla lily

: any of several herbs (genus Zantedeschia) of the arum family especially : a house or greenhouse plant (Z. aethiopica) with a white showy spathe and yellow spadix

called also calla

Examples of calla lily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use these calla lily care tips to keep your plants blooming all summer long. Lynn Coulter, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 June 2022 Some plants to avoid are calla lily, sago palm, azalea and rhododendron, among others. Star Tribune, 28 May 2021 See Mother’s Day ideas, from a fresco pink calla lily plant ($45) to a lavender plant growing in a sustainable planter ($38). oregonlive, 6 May 2021 Calla Lilies The chic and understated calla lily is a simple and modern choice for a bouquet—whether on Valentine's Day or otherwise. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 16 Dec. 2020 Or what about an X-rayed calla lily from 1986, as stunning as a Georgia O’Keeffe drawing? Maria G. Keehan, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2020 Firefighters and other volunteers decked the hydrant with a calla lily wreath to mark the 114th anniversary of the quake and fire. Chronicle Staff,, 24 Apr. 2020 The bride, clutching a bouquet of calla lilies and hibiscus, followed a path of white delphiniums that led to an altar adorned with a huge arch of white, yellow, lavender and soft pink flowers. New York Times, 29 Feb. 2020 The Look: Tropicalia Versatile anthurium, heliconia, calla lilies, and cone ginger are your friends here, and feel free to lean on Monstera, banana leaves, and Alocasia for greenery. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 12 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of calla lily

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calla lily

New Latin, genus name, modification of Greek kallaia rooster's wattles

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19 Jun 2022

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“Calla lily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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