genus Gerardia

noun
genus of annual or perennial herbs with showy pink or purple or yellow flowers; plants often assigned to genera Aureolaria or Agalinis
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Meronyms: ↑gerardia

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  • gerardia — ☆ gerardia [jə rär′dē ə ] n. 〚ModL, after J. Gerard (1545 1612), Eng botanist〛 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 * * * ge·rar·di·a… …   Universalium

  • gerardia — n. any plant of the genus {Gerardia}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gerardia — ☆ gerardia [jə rär′dē ə ] n. [ModL, after J. Gerard (1545 1612), Eng botanist] 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 …   English World dictionary

  • Gerardia — Taxobox name = Gerardia regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Acanthaceae genus = Gerardia genus authority = L. subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See text. Gerardia L. (syn. Stenandrium …   Wikipedia

  • genus Aureolaria — noun small genus of North American herbs often root parasitic and bearing golden yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Gerardia • Syn: ↑Aureolaria • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Scrophulariaceae, ↑family… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gerardia — noun any plant of the genus Gerardia • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Gerardia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gerardia pedicularia — noun multi stemmed North American annual having solitary axillary dark golden yellow flowers resembling those of the foxglove; sometimes placed in genus Gerardia • Syn: ↑false foxglove, ↑Aureolaria pedicularia • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gerardia virginica — noun sparsely branched North American perennial with terminal racemes of bright yellow flowers resembling those of the foxglove; sometimes placed in genus Gerardia • Syn: ↑false foxglove, ↑Aureolaria virginica • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gerardia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from John Gerard died 1612 English botanist Date: 1851 any of a genus (Agalinis syn. Gerardia) of often root parasitic herbs of the snapdragon family having pink, purple, or white flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • asterid dicot genus — noun genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Hyponyms: ↑genus Achillea, ↑Acroclinium, ↑genus Acroclinium, ↑Ageratina, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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