cineraria

[ sin-uh-rair-ee-uh ]
/ ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i ə /
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noun

any of several horticultural varieties of a composite plant, Senecio hybridus, of the Canary Islands, having clusters of flowers with white, blue, purple, red, or variegated rays.

Origin of cineraria

1590–1600; < New Latin, feminine of cinerārius ashen, equivalent to Latin ciner- (stem of cinis ashes) + -ārius -ary; so named from ash-colored down on leaves

Definition for cineraria (2 of 2)

cinerarium

[ sin-uh-rair-ee-uh m ]
/ ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i əm /

noun, plural cin·e·rar·i·a [sin-uh-rair-ee-uh] /ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i ə/.

a place for depositing the ashes of the dead after cremation.

Origin of cinerarium

From Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at cineraria, -arium
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British Dictionary definitions for cineraria (1 of 2)

cineraria

/ (ˌsɪnəˈrɛərɪə) /

noun

a plant, Senecio cruentus, of the Canary Islands, widely cultivated for its blue, purple, red, or variegated daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)

Word Origin for cineraria

C16: from New Latin, from Latin cinerārius of ashes, from cinis ashes; from its downy leaves

British Dictionary definitions for cineraria (2 of 2)

cinerarium

/ (ˌsɪnəˈrɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -raria (-ˈrɛərɪə)

a place for keeping the ashes of the dead after cremation

Derived Forms

cinerary (ˈsɪnərərɪ), adjective

Word Origin for cinerarium

C19: from Latin, from cinerārius relating to ashes; see cineraria
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