• WordNet 3.6
    • n calceolaria any garden plant of the genus Calceolaria having flowers with large inflated slipper-shaped lower lip
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n calceolaria (Bot) A genus of showy herbaceous or shrubby plants, brought from South America; slipperwort. It has a yellow or purple flower, often spotted or striped, the shape of which suggests its name.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Calceolaria kal-se-o-lā′ri-a a South American genus of Scrophulariaceæ, largely cultivated as half-hardy or greenhouse plants for the beauty and variety in colour of the two-lipped slipper-like flowers.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. calceolarius, shoemaker, fr. calceolus, a dim. of calceus, shoe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. calceolus, dim. of calceus, a shoe.


In literature:

There they sat while the scarlet geraniums and the yellow calceolarias blazed in the sunlight.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
Geranium, Verbena, Calceolaria, Hollyhock.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
The earliest plants to flower will often be retained in the greenhouse, as they follow in succession the Cinerarias and Calceolarias.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Away went the "herbaceous stuff" on to rubbish heaps, and the borders were soon gay with geraniums, and kaleidoscopic with calceolarias.
"Mary's Meadow" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
I should be able to show them the calceolarias; you can't show people the geraniums.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, May 27, 1914" by Various
The vegetables seem in perfect harmony with yellow marigolds and calceolaria.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
The choicest strains of Primula, Cineraria, Calceolaria, Cyclamen, Hollyhock, Dahlia, Pansies, Asters, Stocks, and every other sort.
"Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888" by Various
I do not think there is any man alive who could sell me a yellow calceolaria or persuade me to find room for it in my garden.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
I say, old fellow, I've won Calceolaria, but I sha'n't have her, because I consider the bet drawn.
"Beatrice Boville and Other Stories" by Ouida
There is a race of shrubby Calceolarias, but it is little known in this country.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Very pretty too was "Ordnance House" and its old garden, with hedges of golden calceolarias and other attractions.
"A New Medley of Memories" by David Hunter-Blair
Calceolarias, their concentration on the Andes, 142.
"On the Variation of Species, with Especial Reference to the Insecta ; Followed by an Inquiry into the Nature of Genera" by Thomas Vernon Wollaston
Put in cuttings of bedding calceolarias, choosing the shoots that will not run up to flower.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7" by Various
I never liked the Calceolaria.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle

In news:

Culture Tips for Calceolaria rugosa Pita Petit .
Calceolaria Pita Petit offers bold, distinctive colors on plants that perform best in cool conditions.