Definition of calathea in English:

calathea

Syllabification: cal·a·the·a
Pronunciation: /ˌkaləˈTHēə
 
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noun

  • A tropical American plant that typically has variegated and ornamental leaves, widely grown as a greenhouse or indoor plant.
    • Genus Calathea, family Marantaceae: many species
    More example sentences
    • The maranta and calathea are other such plants.
    • Good quality calatheas can be produced but careful attention must be given to the production environment.
    • Many calatheas have a red or purple underside to their leaves, which adds subterfuge to their pest resistance.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek kalathos 'basket'.

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