gloxinia

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noun glox·in·ia \gläk-ˈsi-nē-ə\

Definition of gloxinia

  1. :  any of a genus (Sinningia) of tuberous herbaceous gesneriads found from Mexico to Argentina; especially :  a Brazilian plant (S. speciosa) widely cultivated for its bell-shaped or slipper-shaped flowers

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Origin and Etymology of gloxinia

New Latin, from B. P. Gloxin 18th century German botanist


First Known Use: circa 1820


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