Pronunciation: (glok-sin'ē-u), [key]
1. any of several horticultural varieties of a plant belonging to the genus Sinningia, of the gesneria family, esp. S. speciosa, having large white, red, or purple bell-shaped flowers.
2. any plant of the genus Gloxinia, of Central and South America, having bluish, white, or pink flowers.
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