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gesneriad

[ ges-neer-ee-ad, jes- ]
/ gɛsˈnɪər iˌæd, dʒɛs- /
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noun
any of various, chiefly tropical plants of the gesneria family.
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Origin of gesneriad

1880–85; <New Latin Gesneri(a) a genus name (after K. von Gesner; see -ia) + -ad1
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