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A plant of the daisy family with compact masses of bright flowers, cultivated as a winter-flowering pot plant.
- ‘In coastal areas, set out bedding begonias and cinerarias.’
- ‘In zones 15-17, you can also plant cineraria, nemesia, and schizanthus.’
- ‘In mild-winter climates, you can put the azaleas, cineraria, and hydrangea outdoors after the holidays.’
- ‘Blue is a harder colour to find in the winter garden but appears in iris, cinerarias, pansies and violas.’
Modern Latin, feminine of Latin cinerarius ‘of ashes’, from cinis, ciner- ‘ashes’ (because of the ash-coloured down on the leaves).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.