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(Plants) 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
[named after Conrad Gesner, 1516–65, Swiss naturalist]
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|Noun||1.||gesneria - any plant of the genus Gesneria |
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Gesneria - large genus of tropical American herbs having showy tubular flowers