WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ges•ne′ri•a fam′ily (ges nēr′ē ə, jes-),USA pronunciation
Plant Biologythe plant family Gesneriaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having a basal rosette of usually toothed leaves, tubular two-lipped flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the African violet, gloxinia, and streptocarpus.
- see gesneriad
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