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cineraria

[sin-uh-rair-ee-uh] /ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i ə/
noun
1.
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
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Neo-Latin, feminine of cinerārius ashen, equivalent to Latin ciner- (stem of cinis ashes) + -ārius -ary; so named from ash-colored down on leaves

cinerarium

[sin-uh-rair-ee-uh m] /ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i əm/
noun, plural cineraria
[sin-uh-rair-ee-uh] /ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a place for depositing the ashes of the dead after cremation.
Origin
1875-80; < Latin; see cineraria, -arium
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British Dictionary definitions for cineraria

cineraria

/ˌsɪnəˈrɛərɪə/
noun
1.
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
C16: from New Latin, from Latin cinerārius of ashes, from cinis ashes; from its downy leaves

cinerarium

/ˌsɪnəˈrɛərɪəm/
noun (pl) -raria (-ˈrɛərɪə)
1.
a place for keeping the ashes of the dead after cremation
Derived Forms
cinerary (ˈsɪnərərɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin, from cinerārius relating to ashes; see cineraria
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Encyclopedia Article for cineraria

any of several ornamental plants that have been developed by florists from species of the genus Senecio or related genera in the composite family Asteraceae. There are two distinct types: the garden species, especially dusty miller (S. cineraria); and the greenhouse varieties of S. cruentus, commonly referred to simply as cinerarias.

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