calceolaria

noun cal·ce·o·lar·ia \ ˌkalsēəˈla(a)rēə \

Definition of calceolaria

1 capitalized :a large genus of tropical American plants (family Scrophulariaceae) with highly irregular 2-parted showy flowers having a small upper lip and a large inflated slipper-shaped lower lip
2 plural -s :any garden plant of the genus Calceolaria called also slipperwort

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Origin and Etymology of calceolaria

New Latin, from Latin calceolus small shoe (diminutive of calceus shoe, from calc-, calx, heel) + New Latin -aria


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