gloxinia

noun
glox·in·ia | \gläk-ˈsi-nē-ə \

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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