Definition of Alocasia

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries.

Exact synonyms: Elephant Ear, Elephant's Ear
Generic synonyms: Aroid, Arum
Group relationships: Genus Alocasia
Specialized synonyms: Alocasia Macrorrhiza, Giant Taro



Definition of Alocasia

1. Noun. Any of several tropical Asian plants, of the genus ''Alocasia'', having heart- or arrowhead-shaped leaves ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alocasia

almuce
almuces
almud
almude
almudes
almuds
almug
almugs
alnage
alnager
alnagers
alnages
alnespirone
alnico
alnicos
alocasia (current term)
alod
alodia
alodial
alodium
alodiums
alods
alodyne
alodynes
aloe
aloe-emodin
aloe family
aloed
aloelike
aloes

Literary usage of Alocasia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"... especially in the ends of the branches; in alocasia, Dracunculus, Caladium esculentum the system of vascular bundles forms 'a complicated net, ..."

2. The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits by Robert Hogg (1866)
"Veitch showing against it the very distinct Begonia boliviensis. The best new foliage plant not previously shown was a very handsome Indian alocasia with ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Differs from alocasia and Caladium in floral characters: spadix terminating in a ... C. odorata (which is an alocasia) has very large, thick stems, ..."

4. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1990)
"variety of alocasia taro. kkd(nu.): elephant-ear dry-land taro dryland taro (alocasia). ... a variety of kkd taro aloft (alocasia) with dark leaves. ..."

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