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caladium

[kuh-ley-dee-uh m] /kəˈleɪ di əm/
noun
1.
any of several tropical American plants of the genus Caladium, of the arum family, cultivated for their variegated, colorful leaves.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin: orig. coined as genus name for taro on basis of Malay kəladi (spelling keladi) araceous plant; see -ium
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caladium

/kəˈleɪdɪəm/
noun
1.
any of various tropical plants of the aroid genus Caladium, which are widely cultivated as potted plants for their colourful variegated foliage
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Malay kěladi araceous plant
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