Definition of gesneria
1 Gesneria : a large genus (the type of the family Gesneriaceae) of tropical American herbs having showy tubular flowers
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Gesneria
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Origin and Etymology of gesneria
New Latin, from Konrad Gesner †1565 Swiss naturalist + New Latin -ia
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