cineraria

noun
cin·​er·​ar·​ia | \ ˌsi-nə-ˈrer-ē-ə How to pronounce cineraria (audio) \

Definition of cineraria

: any of several garden or potted plants derived from a perennial senecio (Senecio cruentus) of the Canary Islands and having heart-shaped leaves and clusters of bright flower heads

Examples of cineraria in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gardeners who like tall cinerarias often wonder where to buy plants. Pam Peirce, San Francisco Chronicle, "How do flowers get their color and can I change it?," 30 Mar. 2018 In the case of other flowers, including cineraria, genetics are involved. Pam Peirce, San Francisco Chronicle, "How do flowers get their color and can I change it?," 30 Mar. 2018 Gardeners who like cinerarias often wonder where to buy plants. Pam Peirce, San Francisco Chronicle, "How do flowers get their color and can I change it?," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cineraria

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cineraria

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of cinerarius of ashes, from ciner-, cinis ashes — more at incinerate

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“Cineraria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cineraria. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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