gesneria

noun ges·ne·ria \geˈsnirēə\

Definition of gesneria

  1. 1 Gesneria :  a large genus (the type of the family Gesneriaceae) of tropical American herbs having showy tubular flowers

  2. 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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