/ (ˌæləˈkeɪʃə) /
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any of various tropical plants of the genus AlocasiaSee aroid
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Word Origin for alocasia
New Latin from Greek kolokāsiā lotus root
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Example sentences from the Web for alocasia
Edible but itchy root, grown as ornamental and wild: Alocasia macrorrhiza.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
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).Hawaiian Folk Tales|Various