gesneriad

[ ges-neer-ee-ad, jes- ]
/ gɛsˈnɪər iˌæd, dʒɛs- /

noun

any of various, chiefly tropical plants of the gesneria family.

Origin of gesneriad

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