Definition of calceolaria in English:


Line breaks: cal¦ceo|laria
Pronunciation: /ˌkalsɪəˈlɛːrɪə


A South American plant which is cultivated for its brightly coloured slipper- or pouch-shaped flowers. Also called slipper flower.
  • Genus Calceolaria, family Scrophulariaceae
More 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.


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

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