cineraria[sin′ə rer′ē ə]
a common hothouse plant (Senecio cruentus) of the composite family, with heart-shaped leaves and colorful flowers
Origin of cinerariaModern Latin ; from Classical Latin cinerarius, pertaining to ashes ; from cinis (see cinerarium)
Plural of cinerarium.
Any of several hybrid ornamental plants (Senecio &botx;hybridus syn. Pericallis &botx;hybrida) in the composite family, derived from species native to the Canary Islands and widely cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.
Origin of cinerariaNew Latin Cinerāria, genus in which the plants were formerly classified, from feminine of Latin cinerārius, of ashes (in reference to the dusty or ash-covered appearance of the leaves of some species in the genus); see cinerarium.
Variant of cinerarium
a place to keep the ashes of cremated bodies
Origin of cinerariumClassical Latin ; from cinis, ashes: see incinerate