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cin·e·rar·i·a 1

Plural of cinerarium.

cin·e·rar·i·a 2

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]


(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]
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Noun1.cineraria - herb of Canary Islands widely cultivated for its blue or purple or red or variegated daisylike flowerscineraria - herb of Canary Islands widely cultivated for its blue or purple or red or variegated daisylike flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
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A significant feature of the Sands was the sea mists and high moisture levels of the sands that serve as a sponge--providing a rich ecosystem full of life, including remarkable woodlands of Prosopis cineraria.
Based on palatability Prosopis cineraria and Acacia nilotica were highly palatable, Calligonum polygonoides, Suaeda fruticosa, Salsola baryosma, Haloxylon recurvum, Capparis decidua, Calotropis procera and Tamarix aphylla were moderately palatable whereas Haloxylon salicornicum was less palatable.
Some have specific hosts such as the leaf miner fly that affects chrysanthemums, gazanias, Senecio cineraria and argyranthemums.
El libro del chileno Juan Soros, Cineraria, tambien reescribe el primer capitulo del Genesis en el mismo contexto de duelo, pero esta reescritura es tambien una des-escritura, una inversion del gesto creador con el que se abre la Biblia.
Prosopis cineraria (44) is a very popular plant, the gum and resins of which are useful as an astringent and demulcent.
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Llegamos a Madera y el senor Lozoya, de la cineraria, procedio a depositar los cuerpos del doctor y de Miguel en una bolsa cada uno; y cuando los estabamos metiendo a la avioneta, fue cuando se recibio por radio la orden directa del gobernador Giner, de que no se debia permitir recoger ninguno de los cuerpos.