WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cal•a•the•a  (kal′ə thēə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologyany of various tropical American plants of the genus Calathea, some of which have colorful, variegated leaves and are often cultivated as houseplants.
  • Neo-Latin; see kalathos, -ea

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