genus Alocasia

noun
tropical Asiatic herbs similar to Colocasia but distinguished by a large sterile spadix
Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Araceae, ↑family Araceae, ↑arum family
Member Meronyms: ↑alocasia, ↑elephant's ear, ↑elephant ear

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  • Alocasia — macrorrhizos Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Alocasia macrorrhizos — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • alocasia — n. 1. 1 any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat shaped spathe and reddish berries. Syn: elephant s ear, elephant ear [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alocasia odora — (also called Night scented Lily or giant upright elephant ear, and commonly known in Vietnamese as bạc hà ) is a flowering plant native to Asia. Its stems are used as a green vegetable in the cuisines of Southeast Asia, and often used to flavor… …   Wikipedia

  • Alocasia — Pfeilblätter Riesenblättriges Pfeilblatt (Alocasia macrorrhizos) Systematik Unterklasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • alocasia — noun any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat shaped spathe and reddish berries • Syn: ↑elephant s ear, ↑elephant ear • Hypernyms: ↑arum, ↑aroid • Hyponyms: ↑giant taro, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alocasia sanderiana — Taxobox name = Kris Plant regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Alismatales familia = Araceae genus = Alocasia species = A. sanderiana binomial = Alocasia sanderiana binomial authority = (Schott) G.Don Alocasia… …   Wikipedia

  • Alocasia brisbanensis — Taxobox name = Alocasia brisbanensis regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Alismatales familia = Araceae genus = Alocasia species = A. brisbanensis binomial = Alocasia brisbanensis binomial authority = (F.M.Bailey)… …   Wikipedia

  • alocasia — al·o·ca·sia (ăl ə kāʹzhə, zhē ə) n. Any of various tropical Asian aroids of the genus Alocasia, grown as ornamentals for their large heart shaped or arrowhead shaped leaves.   [New Latin Alocāsia, genus name, probably alteration of Colocāsia,… …   Universalium

  • alocasia — noun Any of several tropical Asian plants, of the genus Alocasia, having heart or arrowhead shaped leaves …   Wiktionary

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