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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sin-uh-rair-ee-uh]
    • /ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i ə/
    • /ˌsɪ.nə.ˈreə.rɪə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sin-uh-rair-ee-uh]
    • /ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i ə/

Definitions of cineraria word

  • noun cineraria a plant, Senecio cruentus, of the Canary Islands, widely cultivated for its blue, purple, red, or variegated daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites) 3
  • noun cineraria a common hothouse plant (Senecio cruentus) of the composite family, with heart-shaped leaves and colorful flowers 3
  • noun cineraria any of several horticultural varieties of a composite plant, Senecio hybridus, of the Canary Islands, having clusters of flowers with white, blue, purple, red, or variegated rays. 1
  • noun plural cineraria a place for depositing the ashes of the dead after cremation. 1
  • noun cineraria A plant of the daisy family with compact masses of bright flowers, often cultivated as a houseplant. 1

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Origin of cineraria

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < New Latin, feminine of cinerārius ashen, equivalent to Latin ciner- (stem of cinis ashes) + -ārius -ary; so named from ash-colored down on leaves

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cineraria popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for cineraria

noun cineraria

  • tombs — an excavation in earth or rock for the burial of a corpse; grave.

Top questions with cineraria

  • how to grow cineraria?

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