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  • n. Plural form of gloxinia.

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Examples

  • She also grew gloxinias on her window sill, which has nothing whatsoever to do with math or FORTRAN, but is a happy memory of mine.

    Ada Lovelace Day

  • That's where I remember the gloxinias from she gave me one for my tiny apartment in Hudson, where my computing career began in earnest, and where I had no idea how privileged I was to know one of the nicest and most brilliant women I've ever worked with.

    Ada Lovelace Day

  • Then they came into abnormally sharp focus: gloxinias and begonias, mounded geraniums and chrysanthemums, coleus and baby's breath, tall nodding roses in red, white, yellow, pink, and clear orange.

    War for the Oaks

  • In the cold days of winter blooming masses of geraniums, primroses and gloxinias crowded against the little square panes of the windows and looked defiantly out at the snow; while all the old favorites grew in the garden, from the first March snowdrop to the late November chrysanthemum.

    Patchwork A Story of 'The Plain People'

  • When first observed these flowers were observed to produce petaloid segments outside the ordinary corolla, and partially adherent to (or rather, not completely separated from it) much as in the azalea before mentioned, the outer surface being brightly coloured, like the inner surface of the corolla in ordinary gloxinias.

    Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants

  • These excrescences occur sometimes on the inner surface of the petals, or of the corolla; at other times on the outer surface, as in some gloxinias, &c.

    Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants

  • If he did, these domestic activities were privately performed, and he presented to the world the appearance of a careless and hospitable millionaire strolling into his own drawing-room with the detachment of an invited guest, and saying: ` ` My wife's gloxinias are a marvel, aren't they?

    The Age of Innocence

  • If he did, these domestic activities were privately performed, and he presented to the world the appearance of a careless and hospitable millionaire strolling into his own drawing-room with the detachment of an invited guest, and saying: “My wife’s gloxinias are a marvel, aren’t they?

    III. Book I

  • She turned obediently from a glorious spread of gloxinias, and he made a way for her through the buzzing crowd to the entrance.

    The Obstacle Race

  • Leaf-cuttings are often used for the fancy-leaved begonias, gloxinias, and a few other plants.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

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