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cal·ce·o·lar·i·a

 (kăl′sē-ə-lâr′ē-ə)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Calceolaria native from Mexico to South America and widely cultivated for their showy, speckled, slipper-shaped flowers. Also called slipper flower.

[New Latin Calceolāria, genus name, from Latin calceolus, small shoe; see calceolate.]

calceolaria

(ˌkælsɪəˈlɛərɪə)
n
(Plants) any tropical American scrophulariaceous plant of the genus Calceolaria: cultivated for its speckled slipper-shaped flowers. Also called: slipperwort
[C18: from Latin calceolus small shoe, from calceus]
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Noun1.calceolaria - any garden plant of the genus Calceolaria having flowers with large inflated slipper-shaped lower lipcalceolaria - any garden plant of the genus Calceolaria having flowers with large inflated slipper-shaped lower lip
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Calceolaria - large genus of tropical American herbs and shrubs with showy cymose flowers
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Tight beds of geranium, calceolaria, and lobelia speckled the glass-plat, from whose centre rose one of the finest araucarias(its other name by the way is "monkey-puzzler"), that it has ever been my lot to see.
Shoot in a rose, or a calceolaria, or an herbaceous border, or something, I gather, and you have made a formal proposal of marriage without any of the trouble of rehearsing a long speech and practising appropriate gestures in front of your bedroom looking-glass.
For instance, Herbert asserts that a hybrid from Calceolaria integrifolia and plantaginea, species most widely dissimilar in general habit, 'reproduced itself as perfectly as if it had been a natural species from the mountains of Chile.
It is dull work giving orders and trying to describe the bright visions of one's brain to a person who has no visions and no brain, and who thinks a yellow bed should be calceolarias edged with blue.
55) In 1849 the Preston Chronicle and Lancashire Advertiser reported a calceolaria called 'Black Joke' winning third prize in its class at a flower show in Blackburn.
Other plants that will provide festive cheer but do need cool conditions include cineraria and calceolaria, although you can place them in shady corners to brighten the scene temporarily, as these will be the plants that you'll throw away once they've finished flowering, unlike some of the longer-term houseplants.
Other plants which will provide some festive cheer but do need cool conditions include cineraria and calceolaria, although you can place them in shady corners to brighten the scene temporarily, as these will be the plants that you'll throw away once they've finished flowering, unlike some of the longer-term houseplants.
Cineraria and calceolaria also prefer cool conditions such as an enclosed porch.
Sow flowering houseplants Grow your own winter-flowering pot plants by sowing cineraria, calceolaria and schizanthus.
Choose from Calceolaria (Purse Flower)*, Impatiens* or Mimulus (Monkey Flower) for the most colorful displays.
Calceolaria Sunset is a useful bedder for the edges of containers, wall mangers and large hanging baskets.