alocasia

/ (ˌæləˈkeɪʃə) /

noun

any of various tropical plants of the genus AlocasiaSee aroid

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Word Origin for alocasia

New Latin from Greek kolokāsiā lotus root

Words nearby alocasia

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Example sentences from the Web for alocasia

  • Edible but itchy root, grown as ornamental and wild: Alocasia macrorrhiza.

  • A new plant, modelled like the Caladiums, the Alocasia Metallica, excited him even more.

    Against The Grain|Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • The alae replied: “It is in the leaf of the a-pe plant” (Alocasia macrorrhiza).