any of a large genus (Calceolaria) of South American plants of the figwort family, bearing colorful, slipper-shaped flowers
Origin of calceolariaModern Latin ; from Classical Latin calceolarius, shoemaker ; from calceolus, diminutive of calceus: see calceiform
Any of various plants of the genus Calceolaria native from Mexico to South America and widely cultivated for their showy, speckled, slipper-shaped flowers. Also called slipper flower.
Origin of calceolariaNew Latin Calceolaria, genus name, from Latin calceolus, small shoe; see calceolate.