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): so named from the ashlike grayish down on the leaves
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 Ciner&amacron;ria, genus in which the plants were formerly classified, from feminine of Latin ciner&amacron;rius, of ashes (in reference to the dusty or ash-covered appearance of the leaves of some species in the genus); see cinerarium.
Plural of cinerarium.