from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Plural of cinerarium.
- n. Any of several hybrid ornamental plants (Senecio ×hybridus) in the composite family, derived from species native to the Canary Islands and widely grown as indoor or bedding plants for their showy, variously colored radiate flower heads and attractive silvery foliage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Linnæan genus of free-flowering composite plants, mostly from South Africa. Several species are cultivated for ornament.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, natural order Compositæ, consisting of herbs or small shrubs, with small heads of yellow flowers.
- n. [lowercase] A name given by florists to plants of the genus Senecio, derived by cultivation from S. cruentus (formerly Cineraria cruenta), a native of Teneriffe in the Canary islands. They have white or purple flowers. See cut in preceding column.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. herb of Canary Islands widely cultivated for its blue or purple or red or variegated daisylike flowers
New Latin Cinerāria, genus name, from feminine of Latin cinerārius, of ashes (from the ash-colored down on its leaves); see cinerarium.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)