gerardia[jə rär′dē ə]
gerardia definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Gerardia) of American plants of the figwort family, with showy yellow, white, or pinkish flowers: it is sometimes parasitic on roots
Origin: Modern Latin after J. Gerard (1545-1612), Eng botanist
gerardia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various herbaceous, root-parasitizing plants of the genus Agalinus, native to temperate regions of the Western Hemisphere, having large pink, purple, or white flowers with yellow markings in some species.
Origin: New Latin, after John Gerard (1545-1612), English botanist.