cineraria [sin-uh-rair-ee-uh] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun 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. Liberaldictionary.com
Origin of cineraria 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 cinerarium [sin-uh-rair-ee-uh m] noun, plural cin·e·rar·i·a [sin-uh-rair-ee-uh] /ˌsɪn əˈrɛər i ə/. a place for depositing the ashes of the dead after cremation. Origin of cinerarium From Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at cineraria, -arium Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Related Words for cineraria ossuary, crypt, sepulcher, vault, tomb, sepulture, mausoleum, ossuarium Examples from the Web for cineraria Historical Examples of cineraria
In this country usually propagated by seed, as for Cineraria; but special varieties are perpetuated by offsets.
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She remained standing by a vase of cineraria, flourishing in spite of the severe winter weather.
The cineraria is an excellent illustration of the composite form, which bears both kinds of flowers.
It is so much like the silvery Cineraria that it is difficult to remember that it prefers a cool and even partly-shaded place.
Having thus finished with the cineraria and their contents, the exploration of the tomb itself was resumed.
British Dictionary definitions for cineraria cineraria noun a plant, Senecio cruentus, of the Canary Islands, widely cultivated for its blue, purple, red, or variegated daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites) Word Origin for cineraria C16: from New Latin, from Latin cinerārius of ashes, from cinis ashes; from its downy leaves cinerarium noun plural -raria (-ˈrɛərɪə) a place for keeping the ashes of the dead after cremation Derived Formscinerary (ˈsɪnərərɪ), adjectiveWord Origin for cinerarium C19: from Latin, from cinerārius relating to ashes; see cineraria Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012