gesneria


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gesneria

(ɡɛsˈnɪərɪə)
n
(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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Noun1.gesneria - any plant of the genus Gesneriagesneria - 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
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Her stomach didn't grow any more, the baby stopped moving and she thought it had been aborted," Porto Nacional hospital gynaecologist Gesneria Saraiva Kratka (http://globotv.