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[ges-ner; German ges-nuhr]
  1. Kon·rad von [kon-rad von; German kawn-raht fuh n] /ˈkɒn ræd vɒn; German ˈkɔn rɑt fən/, 1516–65, Swiss naturalist.
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Historical Examples

  • I will show you a picture of this ring in Gesner's book when we get home.

    Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children

    W. Houghton

  • Again we are indebted to Gesner for the drawing of this Sea Monster.

  • Gesner and Topsell both reproduce it, at later dates, but reversed.

  • Then, Gesner gives us varieties of Whales, of which we know nothing.

  • Gesner also gives us (and so does Aldrovandus) pictures of the Monk and Bishop fishes.