Caladium meaning

kə-lādē-əm
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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.
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Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Caladium widely cultivated for their ornamental foliage, variously patterned in white, green, pink, or red.
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Any of the genus Caladium of flowering plants.
  • Any of the ornamental cultivars of Caladium bicolor..
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A taxonomic genus within the family Araceae — tuberous plants with colorful leaves, naive to the tropical Americas, used for their ornamental purposes, elephant ears, heart of Jesus, angel's wings.
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Origin of caladium

  • New Latin Caladium genus name from Malay keladi an aroid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from a language of the American tropics kale

    From Wiktionary

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary