Calla



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.
Contemporary Examples

Paris Fall Fashion Week 2012: A Finale at Yves Saint Laurent Robin Givhan March 6, 2012

Historical Examples

Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
Humorous Hits and How to Hold an Audience Grenville Kleiser
Gardening for the Million Alfred Pink
Loyal to the School Angela Brazil
Harper’s Young People, May 18, 1880 Various
Loyal to the School Angela Brazil
The Practical Garden-Book C. E. Hunn
The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Vine and Olive; Or Young America in Spain and Portugal Oliver Optic

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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