Gesneriaceae

plural noun
Ges·​ne·​ri·​a·​ce·​ae | \ (ˌ)geˌsnirēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Gesneriaceae

: a large family of tropical herbs or rarely woody plants (order Polemoniales) having chiefly opposite leaves and strongly zygomorphic flowers

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History and Etymology for Gesneriaceae

New Latin, from Gesneria + -aceae

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“Gesneriaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gesneriaceae. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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