Definition of Gloxinia

1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genera Gloxinia or Sinningia (greenhouse gloxinias) having showy bell-shaped flowers.




Definition of Gloxinia

1. n. American genus of herbaceous plants with very handsome bell-shaped blossoms; -- named after B. P. Gloxin, a German botanist.

Definition of Gloxinia

1. Noun. Any of several South American plants (of the genus ''Gloxinia'' or ''Sinningia'') that have showy, colourful flowers ¹

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Definition of Gloxinia

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gloxinia

1. American genus of herbaceous plants with very handsome bell-shaped blossoms; named after B. P. Gloxin, a German botanist. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gloxinia

glowflies
glowfly
glowing
glowingly
glowings
glowlamp
glowlamps
glowplug
glowplugs
glows
glowstick
glowsticks
glowworms
glowy
gloxinia (current term)
gloxinias
gloze
glozed
glozer
glozers
glozes
glozing
glozings
gluable
glub
glubs
glucaemia
glucagon
glucagonoma

Literary usage of Gloxinia

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"It has the habit of a garden gloxinia, .with inclined fls. of fair size, ... The foliage is recorded as more nearly that of a gloxinia than a gesneria in ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Name given to hybrids of gloxinia (Sinningia) and Gesneria. See gloxinia. gloxinia, The genus gloxinia was founded by L'Héritier in 1785(named in ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The plants cultivated in hothouses under the name of gloxinia belong to the closely related genus Sinningia, and aré natives of Brazil. ..."

4. Vegetable Teratology: An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual by Maxwell Tylden Masters (1869)
"... of its individual members, for instance of gloxinia, the normal flowers of which are irregular and pendent, there is now in common cultivation a ..."

5. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1853)
"It flowers very early from the seed, and if hardy in our climate will be a distinct and splendid species. (Bot. Mag., June.) 215. gloxinia WILSONI. MR. ..."

6. The British Florist: Or, Lady's Journal of Horticulture (1846)
"EXPERIMENT ON THE gloxinia. TO THE EDITOR OF THE FLORIST'S JOURNAL. ... The gloxinia, in the natural arrangement, occupies a place in the order ..."

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