alocasia

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alocasia

(ˌæləˈkeɪʃə)
n
(Plants) any of various tropical plants of the genus Alocasia. See aroid
[New Latin from Greek kolokāsiā lotus root]
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Noun1.alocasia - any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berriesalocasia - any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Alocasia - tropical Asiatic herbs similar to Colocasia but distinguished by a large sterile spadix
Alocasia macrorrhiza, giant taro - large evergreen with extremely large erect or spreading leaves; cultivated widely in tropics for its edible rhizome and shoots; used in wet warm regions as a stately ornamental