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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.

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for cineraria

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
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