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gesneriad

[ges-neer-ee-ad, jes-] /gɛsˈnɪər iˌæd, dʒɛs-/
noun
1.
any of various, chiefly tropical plants of the gesneria family.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < New Latin Gesneri(a) a genus name (after K. von Gesner; see -ia) + -ad1
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