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Any of various herbaceous, root-parasitizing plants of the genus Agalinis, native to temperate regions of the Western Hemisphere, having large pink, purple, or white flowers with yellow markings in some species.
[New Latin Gerardia, former genus name, after John Gerard (1545-1612), English botanist.]
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(Plants) any plant of the genus Gerardia
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|Noun||1.||gerardia - any plant of the genus Gerardia |
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Gerardia - genus of annual or perennial herbs with showy pink or purple or yellow flowers; plants often assigned to genera Aureolaria or Agalinis
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