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gerbera

[ gur-ber-uh, jur- ]
/ ˈgɜr bər ə, ˈdʒɜr- /
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noun

any of various composite plants of the genus Gerbera, native to Africa and Asia, having showy, many-rayed flowers ranging from yellow to red.

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Origin of gerbera

<New Latin (Linnaeus), named after Traugott Gerber (died 1743), German naturalist; see -a2
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British Dictionary definitions for gerbera

gerbera
/ (ˈdʒɜːbərə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for gerbera

named after Traugott Gerber (died 1743), German naturalist
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