- any of various composite plants of the genus Gerbera, native to Africa and Asia, having showy, many-rayed flowers ranging from yellow to red.
Origin of gerbera
< New Latin (Linnaeus), named after Traugott Gerber (died 1743), German naturalist; see -a2
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- any plant of the perennial genus Gerbera, esp the Barberton daisy from S. Africa, G. jamesonii, grown, usually as a greenhouse plant, for its large brightly coloured daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae
named after Traugott Gerber (died 1743), German naturalist
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Word Origin and History for gerbera
1880, from Modern Latin (1737), named for German naturalist Traugott Gerber (1710-1743).
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