Definition of gloxinia in English:

gloxinia

Syllabification: glox·in·i·a
Pronunciation: /ɡläkˈsinēə
 
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noun

A tropical American plant with large, velvety, bell-shaped flowers.
  • Genera Gloxinia and Sinningia, family Gesneriaceae: several species, in particular the florists' gloxinia (S. speciosa), which is a popular houseplant
More example sentences
  • Some of my favorite windowsill plants include many varieties of trailing ivy, African violets, primroses, pansies and violets, geraniums, gloxinias, cyclamens, coleus, kalonchoes, peperomias, and heartleaf philodendrons.
  • Usually a gloxinia can be kept as an indoor plant, but the ones from seed do not have the strength to grow another year.
  • African violets, gloxinias and achimenes are beautiful when in bloom, but pretty dull otherwise.

Origin

modern Latin, named after Benjamin P. Gloxin, the 18th-century German botanist who first described it.

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