Definition of Caladium

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Caladium cultivated for their ornamental foliage variously patterned in white or pink or red.

Generic synonyms: Aroid, Arum
Group relationships: Genus Caladium
Specialized synonyms: Caladium Bicolor



Definition of Caladium

1. n. A genus of aroideous plants, of which some species are cultivated for their immense leaves (which are often curiously blotched with white and red), and others (in Polynesia) for food.

Definition of Caladium

1. Noun. Any of the genus ''Caladium'' of flowering plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caladium

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caladium

calabash
calabash curare
calabash pipe
calabash tree
calabashes
calabaza
calabazas
calabazilla
calaboose
calabooses
calabur tree
calabura
calade
caladenia
calades
caladium (current term)
caladiums
calaite
calaites
calaloo
calalu
calamanco
calamancoes
calamancos
calamander
calamanders
calamari
calamari ring
calamaries

Literary usage of Caladium

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

1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1825)
"( ) caladium BICOLOR. TWO-COLOURED caladium. Class and Order. ... The genus caladium was very properly separated from ARUM, by M. VENTENAT. ..."

2. New and rare beautiful-leaved plants by Shirley Hibberd, James Shirley Hibberd (1870)
"... caladium. Natural Order— THIS is one of the most remarkable of the series of caladiums collected by ..."

3. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"Description of caladium bicolor, varieties of leaf coloration, ... A genus of seven species of greenhouse or stove perennials with caladium-Yike rhizomes, ..."

4. Journal of a Tour Through the United States, and in Canada, Made During the by Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny (1843)
"... large plant of the arum kind, the caladium pinnatifidum—a banis- teria—two species of bombax—and others quite new to me. My servant shot several birds. ..."

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