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any plant of the genus Calceolaria, of the figwort family, various species of which are cultivated for their slipperlike flowers.
Historical Examples

Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle

any tropical American scrophulariaceous plant of the genus Calceolaria: cultivated for its speckled slipper-shaped flowers Also called slipperwort


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