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gunnera

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

noun

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


gunnera

/ ˈɡʌnərə /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gunnera1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gunnera1

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

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