- any plant of the genus Calceolaria, of the figwort family, various species of which are cultivated for their slipperlike flowers.
Origin of calceolaria
Also called slipper flower.
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- any tropical American scrophulariaceous plant of the genus Calceolaria: cultivated for its speckled slipper-shaped flowersAlso called: slipperwort
Word Origin for calceolaria
C18: from Latin calceolus small shoe, from calceus
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