calla

calla

[kal-uh] ,
noun
1.
Also called calla lily, arum lily. any of several plants belonging to the genus Zantedeschia, of the arum family, especially Z. aethiopica, having arrow-shaped leaves and a large white spathe enclosing a yellow spike.
2.
a related plant, Calla palustris, of cold marshes of Europe and North America, having heart-shaped leaves.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus)

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calla (ˈkælə)
 
n
1.  calla lily, Also called: arum lily any southern African plant of the aroid genus Zantedeschia, esp Z. aethiopica, which has a white funnel-shaped spathe enclosing a yellow spadix
2.  an aroid plant, Calla palustris, that grows in wet places and has a white spathe enclosing a greenish spadix, and red berries
 
[C19: from New Latin, probably from Greek kalleia wattles on a cock, probably from kallos beauty]

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