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ca·la·di·um

 (kə-lā′dē-əm)
n.
Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Caladium widely cultivated for their ornamental foliage, variously patterned in white, green, pink, or red.

[New Latin Caladium, genus name, from Malay keladi, an aroid.]

caladium

(kəˈleɪdɪəm)
n
(Plants) any of various tropical plants of the aroid genus Caladium, which are widely cultivated as potted plants for their colourful variegated foliage
[C19: from New Latin, from Malay kěladi araceous plant]

ca•la•di•um

(kəˈleɪ di əm)

n.
any of several tropical American plants of the genus Caladium, of the arum family, cultivated for their variegated, colorful leaves.
[1835–45; < New Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caladium - any plant of the genus Caladium cultivated for their ornamental foliage variously patterned in white or pink or redcaladium - any plant of the genus Caladium cultivated for their ornamental foliage variously patterned in white or pink or red
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Caladium - small genus of tropical South American tuberous perennials with large variously colored leaves
Caladium bicolor - most popular caladium; cultivated in many varieties since the late 19th century
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Fancy-leafed caladium is an exuberant example of the latter.