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gunnera

[ guhn-er-uh, guh-neer-uh ]
/ ˈgʌn ər ə, gəˈnɪər ə /
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noun
any tropical plant of the genus Gennera, native to South America, having enormous leaves resembling rhubarb.
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Origin of gunnera

First recorded in 1785–90; from New Latin, genus name, after Johan Ernst Gunnerus (1718-83), Norwegian botanist
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British Dictionary definitions for gunnera

gunnera
/ (ˈɡʌnərə) /

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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