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cineraria


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cineraria  \Cin`e*ra"ri*a\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  LL  cinerarius  pert.  to 
  ashes,  fr  cinis  ashes.  So  called  from  the  ash-colored  down 
  on  the  leaves.]  (Bot.) 
  A  Linn[ae]an  genus  of  free-flowering  composite  plants,  mostly 
  from  South  Africa.  Several  species  are  cultivated  for 
  ornament. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cineraria 
  n  :  herb  of  Canary  Islands  widely  cultivated  for  its  blue  or 
  purple  or  red  or  variegated  daisylike  flowers  [syn:  {Pericallis 
  cruenta},  {Senecio  cruentus}] 




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