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Plural of cinerarium.
Any of several hybrid ornamental plants (Senecio ×hybridus syn. Pericallis ×hybrida) in the composite family, derived from species native to the Canary Islands and widely cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.
[New Latin Cinerāria, genus in which the plants were formerly classified, from feminine of Latin cinerārius, of ashes (in reference to the dusty or ash-covered appearance of the leaves of some species in the genus); see cinerarium.]
(Plants) a plant, Senecio cruentus, of the Canary Islands, widely cultivated for its blue, purple, red, or variegated daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C16: from New Latin, from Latin cinerārius of ashes, from cinis ashes; from its downy leaves]
cin•e•rar•i•a(ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i ə)
n., pl. -rar•i•as.
any variety of a composite plant, Senecio hybridus, of the Canary Islands, having clusters of flowers with variegated rays.
[1590–1600; < New Latin, feminine of cinerārius ashen (see cinerarium); so named from ash-colored down on leaves]