• WordNet 3.6
    • n Calla water arum
    • n calla South African plant widely cultivated for its showy pure white spathe and yellow spadix
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Calla kăl"lȧ (Bot) A genus of plants, of the order Araceæ.☞ The common Calla of cultivation is Richardia Africana, belonging to another genus of the same order. Its large spathe is pure white, surrounding a fleshy spike, which is covered with minute apetalous flowers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n calla [capitalized] A genus of araceous plants, of a single species, C. palustris, the water-arum, which occurs in cold marshes in Europe and North America. It has heart-shaped leaves from a creeping root-stock, an open white spathe, and red berries. Its root is extremely acrid, but is made harmless by heat, and yields an eatable starch.
    • n calla A plant of the genus Calla.
    • n calla A plant of the allied genus Richardia, or, according to the latest authorities, Zantedeschia: the common calla of house-cultivation. It is often erroneously called calla-lily, from the lily-like appearance of its pure-white flowers.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Linnæus derived Calla, fr. Gr. a cock's wattles but cf. L. calla, calsa, name of an unknown plant, and Gr. kalo`s beautiful


In literature:

Wild calla White Wet places.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
You are what you calla the true artiste, Meester Kid Scanlan!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
Beside Marjie, she was as the wild yoncopin to the calla lily.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
What had Calla hinted one day about taking a back seat?
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
Calla Lilies bring $2 and $3 a dozen, and Longiflorum Lilies $4 a dozen.
"Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888" by Various
One of the Calla Lily.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
The Di-no-kis and the Du-che-calla-os Dr. Barrett is unable to identify.
"The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California" by Sherburne Friend Cook
Dey calla for ravange, 'cause dey innocente.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
In fact, the Calla will grow finely in an aquarium.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Who you calla tonight?
"Swamp Island" by Mildred A. Wirt
Also there was a table supporting a Calla lily.
"The Streets of Ascalon" by Robert W. Chambers
The people below us have got boxes of calla-lilies on their balcony this year.
"Fräulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther" by Elizabeth von Arnim
The Jack-in-the-Pulpit in shape is not unlike a calla lily.
"Woodcraft" by Alan Douglas
Her name is calla lily.
"Text books of Art Education, v. 2 of 7" by Hugo B. Froehlich
Belonging to the same family as the Calla lily and Indian turnip, the shape of its flower becomes at once familiar to anyone who observes it.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Just think of picking roses and callas with snow in plain sight!
"How We are Fed" by James Franklin Chamberlain
This plant belongs to the same family as the skunk-cabbage of the East and the calla-lily.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
The calla-lilies blossom almost daily in shaded spots; and beds of fragrant blue violets are never without flowers.
"Palmetto-Leaves" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Here, nature teaches us how to cultivate the calla.
"A Garden with House Attached" by Sarah Warner Brooks

In poetry:

The rose is lying pallid, and the cup
Of the frosted calla-lily folded up;
And the breezes through the garden sob and sigh--Baby-bye!--
O'er the sleeping blooms of summer where they lie--Baby-bye!--
O'er the sleeping blooms of summer where they lie!
"Lullaby" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

A fair-to-middling movie designed for opera fans in general and Maria Callas buffs in particular, this is co-writer-director Franco Zeffirelli's tribute to the late diva.
Maria Callas , the soprano whose intensely dramatic portrayals made her the most exciting opera singer of her time, died of a heart attack yesterday at her home in Paris.
Danish media services provider Rosendahls implements callas pdfaPilot to supply accessible PDF/A documents for public authorities.
Press Release from callas software.
Ghosty, Shearwater, Thee Oh Sees, and we'll also hear from, Maria Callas.
The walkmen Don't Hold Your Breath Calla Ep.
Maria Callas Gets the Guests.
Here, she's working with Callas' student Tony, played by Ian Cullity.
This remastered 1955 recording stars Maria Callas and Nicolai Gedda.
Like Maria Callas's voice, Susan Sontag 's mind, to borrow a phrase from the great filmmaker Werner Schroeter (one of countless underappreciated artists Sontag championed), was "a comet passing once in a hundred years".
Learn to grow beautiful summer-flowering bulbs such as canna, calla, gladiolus, and more.
Baldwin Wallace University student Calla Bufford, from Scranton, Pa.
ON Friday, March 19, 1965, Maria Callas returned to the Metropolitan Opera after a seven-year absence.
Tyne Daly begins performances Jan 21 in Terrence McNally's Master Class, reprising the role of Maria Callas that she played in Washington, DC, and on Broadway last year, at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre.
A n art-glass purveyor on Madison Avenue will teem with mango calla lilies, orange vandal orchids, and crimson and hunter-green roses at the Lalique x L' Olivier pop-up shop (November 8 through 15.