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any of several tropical American plants of the genus Caladium, of the arum family, cultivated for their variegated, colorful leaves.
Historical Examples

Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7 Various
The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes Toms de Comyn
Affinities and Other Stories Mary Roberts Rinehard
Creation and Its Records B.H. Baden-Powell

any of various tropical plants of the aroid genus Caladium, which are widely cultivated as potted plants for their colourful variegated foliage


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