Calceolaria definition

kălsē-ə-lârē-ə
Any of various plants of the genus Calceolaria native from Mexico to South America and widely cultivated for their showy, speckled, slipper-shaped flowers.
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Any of a large genus (Calceolaria) of South American plants of the figwort family, bearing colorful, slipper-shaped flowers.
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Origin of calceolaria

  • New Latin Calceolāria genus name from Latin calceolus small shoe calceolate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition