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calceolaria

[kal-see-uh-lair-ee-uh] /ˌkæl si əˈlɛər i ə/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Calceolaria, of the figwort family, various species of which are cultivated for their slipperlike flowers.
Also called slipper flower.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin calceol(us) small shoe (calce(us) shoe + -olus -ole1) + -āria -aria
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calceolaria

/ˌkælsɪəˈlɛərɪə/
noun
1.
any tropical American scrophulariaceous plant of the genus Calceolaria: cultivated for its speckled slipper-shaped flowers Also called slipperwort
Word Origin
C18: from Latin calceolus small shoe, from calceus
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