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calla Syllabification: cal·la
Pronunciation: /ˈkalə/

Definition of calla in English:


Either of two plants of the arum family.
  • (usually calla lily) Genus Zantedeschia, family Araceae: several species, in particular Z. aethiopica. (also wild calla) another term for water arum
Example sentences
  • Start begonias, caladiums, callas, cannas, and dahlias in pots indoors on a sunny windowsill.
  • Don't overlook summer-blooming callas, dahlias and cannas.
  • After frost kills their foliage, dig up callas, cannas, dahlias, tuberous begonias, and other tender bulbs.


Early 19th century: modern Latin.

Words that rhyme with calla

Allah, Caracalla, Haller, inshallah, pallor, Valhalla, valour (US valor), Whyalla
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