Sinningia

noun Sin·nin·gia \sə̇ˈninjēə\

Definition of Sinningia

  1. :  a genus of Brazilian tuberous herbs (family Gesneriaceae) having large petioled leaves and large flowers with a turbinate calyx and irregular bell-shaped 5-lobed corolla — see gloxinia 2

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Origin and Etymology of sinningia

New Latin, from Wilhelm Sinning †1874 German horticulturist + New Latin -ia


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