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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kal-see-uh-lair-ee-uh]
    • /ˌkæl si əˈlɛər i ə/
    • /ˌkæl.sɪə.ˈleə.rɪə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kal-see-uh-lair-ee-uh]
    • /ˌkæl si əˈlɛər i ə/

Definitions of calceolaria word

  • noun calceolaria any tropical American scrophulariaceous plant of the genus Calceolaria: cultivated for its speckled slipper-shaped flowers 3
  • noun calceolaria any of a large genus (Calceolaria) of South American plants of the figwort family, bearing colorful, slipper-shaped flowers 3
  • noun calceolaria any plant of the genus Calceolaria, of the figwort family, various species of which are cultivated for their slipperlike flowers. 1
  • noun calceolaria A South American plant of the figwort family that is cultivated for its brightly colored slipper-or pouch-shaped flowers. 1
  • noun calceolaria (botany) Any plant of the genus Calceolaria. 0

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Origin of calceolaria

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin calceol(us) small shoe (calce(us) shoe + -olus -ole1) + -āria -aria

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calceolaria popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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