calla lily

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noun cal·la lily \ˈka-lə-\

Definition of calla lily

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of calla lily

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


First Known Use: 1854


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