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Any of several tropical South American plants of the genus Sinningia, especially S. speciosa, cultivated as a houseplant for its showy, variously colored flowers.

[New Latin Gloxinia, name of genus in which S. speciosa was originally classified, after Benjamin Peter Gloxin, 18th-century German botanist.]
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(Plants) any of several tropical plants of the genus Sinningia, esp the South American S. speciosa, cultivated for its large white, red, or purple bell-shaped flowers: family Gesneriaceae
[C19: named after Benjamin P. Gloxin, 18th-century German physician and botanist who first described it]
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(glɒkˈsɪn i ə)

n., pl. -i•as.
a cultivated tropical plant, Sinningia speciosa, of the gesneria family, with hairy leaves and bell-shaped flowers.
[1815–25; after Benjamin P. Gloxin (flourished 1785), German physician and botanist; see -ia]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gloxinia - any of several plants of the genera Gloxinia or Sinningia (greenhouse gloxinias) having showy bell-shaped flowersgloxinia - any of several plants of the genera Gloxinia or Sinningia (greenhouse gloxinias) having showy bell-shaped flowers
family Gesneriaceae, gesneria family, Gesneriaceae - large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales
Canterbury bell, Gloxinia perennis - herb of Colombia to Peru having pale purple flowers
florist's gloxinia, Gloxinia spesiosa, Sinningia speciosa - South American herb cultivated in many varieties as a houseplant for its large handsome leaves and large variously colored bell-shaped flowers
houseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
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[glɒkˈsɪnɪə] Ngloxínea f
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If he did, these domestic activities were privately performed, and he presented to the world the appearance of a careless and hospitable millionaire strolling into his own drawing-room with the detachment of an invited guest, and saying: "My wife's gloxinias are a marvel, aren't they?
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(1997) estudaram o efeito do G[A.sub.3] e ANA no enraizamento e alongamento in vitro de gloxinia (Sinningia speciosa Lood.
The first satirical drag ballet company, Larry Ree's Trocadero Gloxinia, made its debut at New York's La Mama Experimental Theater in 1964.