gesneria

noun
any plant of the genus Gesneria
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Gesneria

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\\geˈsnirēə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Konrad Gesner died 1565 Swiss naturalist + New Latin -ia
1. capitalized : a large genus (the type of the family Gesneriaceae) of tropical American herbs having showy tubular flowers
2. -s : any plant of the genus Gesneria

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gesneria /je-snēˈri-ə/
noun
A plant of the tropical American genus Gesneria, typical of the Gesneriāˈceae, a family closely related to the Scrophulariaceae
ORIGIN: Named after Konrad von Gesner (1516–65), Swiss botanist and scholar
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gesnēˈriad noun
Any plant of the family

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  • Gesnerĭa — (G. L.), Pflanzengattung nach Gesner 1) benannt, aus der Familie der Gesneraceae, 14. Kl. 2. Ordn. L.; Arten: südamerikanische, zum Theil, wie G. tubaeflora, G. verticillata, mit scharlachnen Blüthen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Gesnēria — L. (Gesnerie), Gattung der Gesneriazeen, Sträucher oder niedrige Halbsträucher mit schraubig gestellten, knolligen Wurzelstöcken, gezahnten Blättern und meist sehr schönen, scharlachroten, röhrenförmigen, am Rande fünflappigen, oft zweilippigen,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • gesneria — [jes nir′ē ə, gesnir′ē ə] adj. 〚ModL, after K. V. Gesner (1516 65), Swiss naturalist〛 designating a tropical family (Gesneriaceae, order Scrophulariales) of woody or fleshy dicotyledonous plants with showy tubular flowers, including the African… …   Universalium

  • gesneria — ● gesneria nom masculin (de C. Gesner, nom propre) Plante à souche tubéreuse, le plus souvent naine, aux fleurs en grappe, à pétales soudés en un tube long, ventru et bilabié, cultivée en serre comme ornementale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gesnéria — s. f. [Botânica] Gênero de plantas, tipo das gesneriáceas …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • gesneria — [jes nir′ē ə, gesnir′ē ə] adj. [ModL, after K. V. Gesner (1516 65), Swiss naturalist] designating a tropical family (Gesneriaceae, order Scrophulariales) of woody or fleshy dicotyledonous plants with showy tubular flowers, including the African… …   English World dictionary

  • Gesneria — Taxobox name = Gesneria image caption = Gesneria venticosa regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Gesneriaceae genus = Gesneria L. subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See text. Gesneria is …   Wikipedia

  • Gesneria — ID 37012 Symbol Key GESNE Common Name gesneria Family Gesneriaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution PR Growth Habit N/A Dura …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Gesneria L. — Symbol GESNE Common Name gesneria Botanical Family Gesneriaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Gesneria — …   Википедия

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