gesneriad

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. gesellschaft,
  2. gesner,
  3. gesner, konrad von,
  4. gesneria,
  5. gesneria family,
  6. gessen,
  7. gesso,
  8. gest,
  9. gesta romanorum,
  10. gestagen

Origin of gesneriad

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

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