Gloxinia Glox*in"i*a, n. [NL.] (Bot.) American genus of herbaceous plants with very handsome bell-shaped blossoms; -- named after B. P. Gloxin, a German botanist. [1913 Webster]

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  • gloxinia — [ glɔksinja ] n. m. • 1832 gloxine; du nom du botaniste Gloxin ♦ Bot. Plante originaire du Brésil (gesnériacées) acclimatée comme plante d intérieur, à larges feuilles duveteuses, et dont les fleurs en forme de cloche sont souvent solitaires. Des …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gloxinia — can refer to: *The genus Gloxinia of flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae *The plant species Sinningia speciosa , formerly classified in the genus Gloxinia and still commonly known by that name, in the family Gesneriaceae *Creeping… …   Wikipedia

  • Gloxinĭa — Hérit., Gattung aus der Familie der Gesneriazeen, ausdauernde Kräuter mit knollenartigem Wurzelstock, saftigem Stengel, gegenständigen, einfachen Blättern, einzeln oder gebüschelt stehenden, großen, langgestielten, glockenförmigen Blüten mit… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gloxinia — Gloxinĭa L Hérit., Pflanzengattg. der Gesneriazeen, perennierende Kräuter des trop. Amerika, mit großen, glockenförmigen Blüten; G. hybrĭda Hort. [Abb. 701], Warmhauspflanze …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gloxinia — Gloxinia, Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Bignoniaceae, s. d …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • gloxínia — |cs| s. f. [Botânica] Planta ornamental gesneriácea …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • gloxinia — ► NOUN ▪ a tropical American plant with large, velvety, bell shaped flowers. ORIGIN named after the 18th century German botanist Benjamin P. Gloxin …   English terms dictionary

  • gloxinia — [gläk sin′ē ə] n. [ModL, after B. P. Gloxin, 18th c. Ger botanist] a cultivated tropical plant (Sinningia speciosa) of the gesneria family, with large, downy leaves and bell shaped flowers of various colors …   English World dictionary

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