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(Plants) any of various tropical plants of the genus Alocasia. See aroid
[New Latin from Greek kolokāsiā lotus root]
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|Noun||1.||alocasia - 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
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