gloxinia

noun
glox·​in·​ia | \ gläk-ˈsi-nē-ə How to pronounce gloxinia (audio) \

Definition of gloxinia

: 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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First Known Use of gloxinia

circa 1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gloxinia

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

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The first known use of gloxinia was circa 1820

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“Gloxinia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gloxinia. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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