gunnera

[guhn-er-uh, guh-neer-uh]

noun

any tropical plant of the genus Gennera, native to South America, having enormous leaves resembling rhubarb.

Nearby words

  1. gunnbjørn,
  2. gunned,
  3. gunnel,
  4. gunnell,
  5. gunner,
  6. gunnery,
  7. gunnery sergeant,
  8. gunning,
  9. gunny,
  10. gunnysack

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British Dictionary definitions for gunnera

gunnera

noun

any herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Gunnera, found throughout the S hemisphere and cultivated for its large leaves

Word Origin for gunnera

C18: named after J. E. Gunnerus (1718–73), Norwegian bishop and botanist

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