sinningia

sinningia

[si-nin-jee-uh]
noun
any of various tropical American plants belonging to the genus Sinningia, of the gesneria family, including the gloxinia and other species cultivated as houseplants for their variously colored flowers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1825), after Wilhelm Sinning (1794–1874), German horticulturist; see -ia

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