ger·​bera | \ ˈgər-bə-rə How to pronounce gerbera (audio) , ˈjər- \

Definition of gerbera

: any of a genus (Gerbera) of Asian and African composite herbs that have basal tufted leaves and are often cultivated for their showy heads of yellow, pink, or orange flowers with prominent rays

Examples of gerbera in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one image carousel, she's seen wearing vibrant colors — first, a perfect-for-summer sleeveless dress with a gerbera daisy print, then another bold, multi-colored dress on a boat with a friend in a complementary pattern. Lanford Beard,, 27 Aug. 2021 Valley Forge High School’s Class of 2021 -- which includes roughly 250 graduates -- selected the gerbera daisy as the class flower and red and silver as class colors. John Benson, cleveland, 10 June 2021 The arrangement consists of farm-fresh gerbera daisies, Peruvian lilies, and roses in shades of white, red, and pink. Bridget Degnan, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Mar. 2021 Common houseplants such as pothos, gerbera daisy and peace lily have the added benefit of being great indoor air filters as well. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 7 Apr. 2020 While Colombia and Ecuador dominate the market for bouquet mainstays such as carnations, chrysanthemums, gerbera and roses, California growers shifted to species that can’t be grown in the cool upland valleys of the Andes. Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2020 Divide and replant perennials including shasta daises, gerbera, bromeliads and many bulbs. Tom Maccubbin,, 30 June 2018 These insects have rasping, sucking mouth parts that also damage gardenia, gerbera and chrysanthemum blooms. Tom Maccubbin,, 19 May 2018 Divide and replant perennials including shasta daises, gerbera, bromeliads and many bulbs. Tom Maccubbin,, 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of gerbera

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gerbera

New Latin, from Traugott Gerber †1743 German naturalist

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“Gerbera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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