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gesneria

/ɡɛsˈnɪərɪə/
noun
1.
any plant of the mostly tuberous-rooted S. American genus Gesneria, grown as a greenhouse plant for its large leaves and showy tubular flowers in a range of bright colours: family Gesneriaceae
Word Origin
named after Conrad Gesner, 1516–65, Swiss naturalist
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