Definition of calceolaria in English:

Share this entry

calceolaria

Pronunciation: /ˌkalsēəˈlerēə/

noun

A South American plant of the figwort family that is cultivated for its brightly colored slipper- or pouch-shaped flowers. Also called pocketbook plant.
  • Genus Calceolaria, family Scrophulariaceae
Example sentences
  • In zones 15-17, you can also plant calceolaria, cineraria, nemesia, and schizanthus.
  • Some special care is requisite in growing these splendid calceolarias in a creditable manner.
  • Sow some half-hardy annuals for use a winter pot plants e.g. calceolarias, schizanthus and cinnerarias.

Origin

Late 18th century: modern Latin, from Latin calceolus, diminutive of calceus 'shoe'.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.