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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of gosneraceous plants, low and almost stemless, with creeping rhizomes and large, nodding, bell -shaped flowers.
  • noun [lowercase] A plant of this genus; also, the garden name of tuberous-rooted plants of the genus Sinningia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) American genus of herbaceous plants with very handsome bell-shaped blossoms; -- named after B. P. Gloxin, a German botanist.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Gesneriaceae — three species of tropical rhizomatous herbs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of several plants of the genera Gloxinia or Sinningia (greenhouse gloxinias) having showy bell-shaped flowers

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