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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.]
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(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]
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ca•la•di•um(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]
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|Noun||1.||caladium - 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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