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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

Origin of GESNERIAD

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

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