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calla


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calla  \Cal"la\,  n.  [Linn[ae]us  derived  Calla  fr  Gr  ???????  a 
  cock's  wattes  but  cf  L.  calla,  calsa,  name  of  an  unknown 
  plant,  and  Gr  ?????  beautiful.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  plants,  of  the  order  {Arace[ae]}. 
 
  Note:  The  common  {Calla}  of  cultivation  is  {Richardia 
  Africana},  belonging  to  another  genus  of  the  same 
  order  Its  large  spathe  is  pure  white,  surrounding  a 
  fleshy  spike,  which  is  covered  with  minute  apetalous 
  flowers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calla 
  n  1:  South  African  plant  widely  cultivated  for  its  showy  pure 
  white  spathe  and  yellow  spadix  [syn:  {calla  lily},  {arum 
  lily},  {Zantedeschia  aethiopica}] 
  2:  water  arum  [syn:  {Calla},  {genus  Calla}] 




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