gasteria

noun
gas·te·ria | \ gaˈstirēə \

Definition of gasteria 

1 capitalized : a genus of usually stemless southern African plants (family Liliaceae) having thick succulent leaves arranged in two ranks or a rosette and long racemes of scattered largely greenish flowers, being closely related to the aloes, growing in desert regions, and including several plants that are cultivated as ornamentals in warm dry regions or in the greenhouse

2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Gasteria

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New Latin, from gaster- + -ia

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