gesneria

noun
ges·​ne·​ria | \ geˈsnirēə \

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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History and Etymology for gesneria

New Latin, from Konrad Gesner †1565 Swiss naturalist + New Latin -ia

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

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