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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.

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


(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]


(kəˈleɪ di əm)

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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The existing investors include IFC, SIDBI and Caladium Investment Private Limited, a company managed by GIC Special Investments Private Limited.
Mandatory site visit: October 6, 2015, immediately following pre-bid conference, Hawthorne Elementary School 2535 Caladium Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30345.
In addition to bare root flowers, other popular flower varieties are offered as bulbs and corms including Cannas, Dahlias, Gladiolus, Lilies, Caladium and Colocasia (Elephant Ear).
He went to the corral and marked the animals and plants: cow, goat, pig, hen, cassava, caladium, banana.
But given the choice of admiring a mural celebrating the caladium industry or gawking at a damaged reform school through a chain link fence, which would you choose?
Some of the more well-known members are taro, Anthurium, Dieffenbachia, Caladium, skunk cabbage, and Philodendron.
One of the great tobacco craving remedies, Caladium promotes a dislike for tobacco, often to the point of nausea or vomiting if used when smoking.
In the caladium trials, where the pest pressure was much higher than in the delphinium trial location, their grower cooperator also applied a soil treatment often used on caladiums known as "Telone II" (1,3-dichloropropene).
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Kinetic studies on the sorption of lead and cadmium ions from aqueous solution by Caladium bicolor (wild cocoyam) biomass.
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The scheme uses 7-m-tall replica bamboo, near the Marks & Spencer outlet, with live planting beneath (Vreisia, Guzmania, Caladium, Chlorophytum, Croton, Nerogelia, Aglaonema and Spathiphyllum).