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Definition of "calla" [cal•la]

  • A calla lily. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "calla" in a sentence
  • "This season I think I made the blooper reel because I couldn't get out the word 'calla lilies.'"
  • "Your white calla is one of these, and the rich golden-club; and sweet flag – which many people call"
  • "Monogram choices include adding wedding flowers such as calla lilies, roses, orchids, tulips and bouquets."