Definition of gloxinia in English:

gloxinia

noun

  • A tropical American plant with large, velvety, bell-shaped flowers.

    • ‘Temperate flowers such as gloxinia, tuberous rooted begonia, altromaria and liluims will be showcased.’
    • ‘Some of my favorite windowsill plants include many varieties of trailing ivy, African violets, primroses, pansies and violets, geraniums, gloxinias, cyclamens, coleus, kalonchoes, peperomias, and heartleaf philodendrons.’
    • ‘Usually a gloxinia can be kept as an indoor plant, but the ones from seed do not have the strength to grow another year.’
    • ‘African violets, gloxinias and achimenes are beautiful when in bloom, but pretty dull otherwise.’
    • ‘Start begonias, caladiums, callas, cannas, dahlias, gladiolus, and hardy gloxinias in pots indoors on a sunny windowsill.’

Origin

Modern Latin, named after Benjamin P. Gloxin, the 18th-century German botanist who first described it.

Pronunciation:

gloxinia

/ɡläkˈsinēə/