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gesneriad

noun ges·ne·ri·ad \ges-ˈnir-ē-ˌad\

Definition of GESNERIAD

:  any of a family (Gesneriaceae) of tropical or subtropical herbs (as an African violet or gloxinia) with chiefly opposite leaves and highly zygomorphic flowers
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Origin of GESNERIAD

New Latin Gesneria, genus name, from Konrad Gesner †1565 Swiss naturalist
First Known Use: 1882

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