Definition of calceolaria in English:


Syllabification: cal·ce·o·lar·i·a
Pronunciation: /ˌkalsēəˈle(ə)rēə


  • 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
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    • 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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