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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.]


(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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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.
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.
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.
Tenders are invited for Providing and display of Brachycome, Calceolaria, Cinereria etc, flowering plants in connection with Enhancement of green coverage area attached to Parliament House Complex, under Hort.
Antifeedant, insect growth regulatory and insecticidal effects of Calceolaria talcana (Calceolariaceae) on Drosophila melanogaster and Spodoptera frugiperda.
Pollination ecology and breeding system of two Calceolaria species in Chile.
dendrobii was described by Douglas in 1892, collected on Dendrobium calceolaria (Orchidaceae) in Demerara, Republic of Guyana (Douglas, 1892).
Calceolarioside is a phenylpropanoid glycoside isolated from Calceolaria hypericina known to possess antiplatelet and anticancer activities [26].