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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.]
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(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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|Noun||1.||calceolaria - 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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