from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A calla lily.
- n. A marsh plant (Calla palustris) of the North Temperate Zone, having small, densely clustered, greenish flowers partly enclosed in a spreading white spathe. Also called water arum.
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- n. A South African marsh plant, Calla palustris, having pale green flowers in a white spathe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants, of the order Araceæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [capitalized] A genus of araceous plants, of a single species, C. palustris, the water-arum, which occurs in cold marshes in Europe and North America.
- n. A plant of the genus Calla.
- n. A plant of the allied genus Richardia, or, according to the latest authorities, Zantedeschia: the common calla of house-cultivation. It is often erroneously called calla-lily, from the lily-like appearance of its pure-white flowers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. water arum
- n. South African plant widely cultivated for its showy pure white spathe and yellow spadix
New Latin Calla, genus name, from Greek kallaia, wattle of a cock, perhaps from kallos, beauty.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)