from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several plants grown as ornamentals for their large heart-shaped leaves, especially several genera in the family Araceae, including Alocasia, Caladium, Colocasia, and Xanthosoma.
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- noun Used other than as an idiom: see
- noun A flat, crisp, sugared pastry
- noun A
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- noun any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Sense 1, from its shape. Sense 2, from the appearance of the broad leaves.]
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From general resemblance in form
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