Gloxinia meaning

glŏk-sĭn'ē-ə
Any of several tropical South American plants of the genus Sinningia, especially S. speciosa, cultivated as a houseplant for its showy, variously colored flowers.
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A cultivated tropical plant (Sinningia speciosa) of the gesneria family, with large, downy leaves and bell-shaped flowers of various colors.
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Any of several South American plants (of the genus Gloxinia or Sinningia) that have showy, colourful flowers.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Gesneriaceae — three species of tropical rhizomatous herbs.
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Origin of gloxinia

  • New Latin Gloxinia name of genus in which S. speciosa was originally classified after Benjamin Peter Gloxin , 18th-century German botanist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition