caladium

[kuh-ley-dee-uh m]
noun
  1. any of several tropical American plants of the genus Caladium, of the arum family, cultivated for their variegated, colorful leaves.

Origin of caladium

1835–45; < New Latin: orig. coined as genus name for taro on basis of Malay kəladi (spelling keladi) araceous plant; see -ium
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caladium

noun
  1. any of various tropical plants of the aroid genus Caladium, which are widely cultivated as potted plants for their colourful variegated foliage

Word Origin for caladium

C19: from New Latin, from Malay kěladi araceous plant
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