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cal·a·the·a

 (kăl′ə-thē′ə)
n.
Any of various tropical American evergreen plants of the genus Calathea, popular as houseplants for their attractively marked leaves.

[New Latin Calathea, genus name, from Latin calathus, basket; see calathus.]

calathea

(ˌkæləˈθɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the S. American perennial genus Calathea, many species of which are grown as greenhouse or house plants for their decorative variegated leaves, esp the zebra plant (C. zebrina), the leaves of which are purplish below and dark green with lighter stripes above: family Marantaceae
[New Latin, from Greek kalathos a basket]
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