Definition of calceolaria in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkalsēəˈlerēə/


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.


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

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Syllabification: cal·ce·o·lar·i·a

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