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sinningia

[si-nin-jee-uh]
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noun
  1. any of various tropical American plants belonging to the genus Sinningia, of the gesneria family, including the gloxinia and other species cultivated as houseplants for their variously colored flowers.

Origin of sinningia

< New Latin (1825), after Wilhelm Sinning (1794–1874), German horticulturist; see -ia
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