/əˈkæləfə/ (say uh'kaluhfuh)

any herb or shrub of the tropical and subtropical genus Acalypha, many of which are grown as ornamentals, as A. wilkesiana grown for its coloured and often variegated leaves.
{New Latin, from Greek akalēphē (Hippocrates) nettle, from a- not + kalos pleasant + aphē touch}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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