/kal'euh thee"euh/, n.
any of various tropical American plants of the genus Calathea, some of which have colorful, variegated leaves and are often cultivated as houseplants.
[ < NL; see KALATHOS, -EA]

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  • calathea — [ˌkalə θɪə] noun a tropical American plant which typically has variegated and ornamental leaves, often grown as a greenhouse or pot plant. [Genus Calathea: many species.] Origin mod. L., from Gk kalathos basket …   English new terms dictionary

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