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Maria Meneghini
[men-i-gee-nee] /ˌmɛn ɪˈgi ni/ (Show IPA), 1923–77, U.S. soprano.
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

The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
Your Plants James Sheehan
The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
How We are Fed James Franklin Chamberlain
Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins
A Truthful Woman in Southern California Kate Sanborn
An Artist in Crime Rodrigues Ottolengui
St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3 Various
Buchanan’s Journal of Man, August 1887 Various

Maria, real name Maria Anna Cecilia Kalageropoulos. 1923–77, Greek operatic soprano, born in the US
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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