a cultivated tropical plant (Sinningia speciosa
) of the gesneria
family, with large, downy
leaves and bell-shaped flowers of various colors
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Wortherkunft von 'gloxinia'ModL, after B. P. Gloxin, 18th-c. Ger botanist