any of a genus (Caladium, esp. C. bicolor) of tropical American plants of the arum family, grown for ornament because of their brilliantly colored, variegated leaves
Origin of caladiumModern Latin from Malay kél?dy, kind of plant
Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Caladium widely cultivated for their ornamental foliage, variously patterned in white, green, pink, or red.
Origin of caladiumNew Latin Caladium genus name from Malay keladi an aroid
- Any of the genus Caladium of flowering plants.
- Any of the ornamental cultivars of Caladium bicolor
From the genus name.
New Latin, from a language of the American tropics kale