Definition of cineraria in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsɪnəˈrɛːrɪə/


A plant of the daisy family with compact masses of bright flowers, cultivated as a winter-flowering pot plant.
  • Genus Pericallis (formerly Senecio or Cineraria), family Compositae.
Example sentences
  • In coastal areas, set out bedding begonias and cinerarias.
  • In zones 15-17, you can also plant cineraria, nemesia, and schizanthus.
  • Blue is a harder colour to find in the winter garden but appears in iris, cinerarias, pansies and violas.


Modern Latin, feminine of Latin cinerarius 'of ashes', from cinis, ciner- 'ashes' (because of the ash-coloured down on the leaves).

Words that rhyme with cineraria

aquaria, area, armamentaria, Bavaria, Bulgaria, caldaria, columbaria, filaria, frigidaria, Gran Canaria, herbaria, honoraria, malaria, pulmonaria, rosaria, sacraria, Samaria, solaria, tepidaria, terraria

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