Definition of calla in English:


Syllabification: cal·la
Pronunciation: /ˈkalə


  • 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
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    • 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.

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