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caladium Syllabification: ca·la·di·um
Pronunciation: /kəˈlādēəm/

Definition of caladium in English:

noun (plural caladiums)

A tropical South American plant of the arum family that is cultivated for its brilliantly colored ornamental foliage.
  • Genus Caladium, family Araceae
Example sentences
  • For especially dramatic container plants, try the summer flower bulbs, for starters: tuberose, oxalis, agapanthus, cannas, begonias, dahlias, caladiums, lilies, or elephant ears.
  • ‘Bulbs are the flamboyant superstars of summer - think of lilies, dahlias, tuberous begonias, canna, caladium, gladioli, elephant ears, pineapple plants and agapanthus,’ she said.
  • A member of the arum family, the caladium is a tuberous - rooted, perennial, herbaceous plant, in leaf from May until late September.


Modern Latin, from Malay keladi.

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