- 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
- a place for depositing the ashes of the dead after cremation.
Origin of cinerarium
Examples from the Web for cineraria
Historical Examples of cineraria
In this country usually propagated by seed, as for Cineraria; but special varieties are perpetuated by offsets.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
She remained standing by a vase of cineraria, flourishing in spite of the severe winter weather.The conquest of Rome
The cineraria is an excellent illustration of the composite form, which bears both kinds of flowers.
It is so much like the silvery Cineraria that it is difficult to remember that it prefers a cool and even partly-shaded place.Wood and Garden
Having thus finished with the cineraria and their contents, the exploration of the tomb itself was resumed.Pagan and Christian Rome
- 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
- a place for keeping the ashes of the dead after cremation