Gesneriad meaning

gĕs-nîrē-ăd, jĕs-
Any of numerous, mostly tropical herbs or shrubs of the family Gesneriaceae, including African violets and gloxinia.
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(botany) Any of the family Gesneriaceae of tropical and subtropical flowering plants, valued as ornamentals.
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Origin of gesneriad

  • From New Latin Gesneria type genus after Konrad von Gesner

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition