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
Origin and Etymology of gloxinia
New Latin, from B. P. Gloxin 18th century German botanist
First Known Use: circa 1820See Words from the same year
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