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calceolaria


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  calceolaria  \cal`ce*o*la"ri*a\ 
  (k[a^]l`s[-e]*[-o]*l[=a]"r[i^]*[.a]),  n.  [NL.,  fr  L. 
  calceolarius  shoemaker,  fr  calceolus,  a  dim.  of  calceus 
  shoe.]  (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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calceolaria 
  n  :  any  garden  plant  of  the  genus  Calceolaria  having  flowers 
  with  large  inflated  slipper-shaped  lower  lip  [syn:  {slipperwort}] 




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