Calla-lily



Also called calla lily, arum lily. any of several plants belonging to the genus Zantedeschia, of the arum family, especially Z. aethiopica, having arrow-shaped leaves and a large white spathe enclosing a yellow spike.
a related plant, Calla palustris, of cold marshes of Europe and North America, having heart-shaped leaves.
Historical Examples

Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R) Various
The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor Annie Fellows Johnston
The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California Mary Evarts Anderson

noun
Also called calla lily, arum lily. any southern African plant of the aroid genus Zantedeschia, esp Z. aethiopica, which has a white funnel-shaped spathe enclosing a yellow spadix
an aroid plant, Calla palustris, that grows in wet places and has a white spathe enclosing a greenish spadix, and red berries

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