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Any of numerous, mostly tropical herbs or shrubs of the family Gesneriaceae, including African violets and gloxinia.
[From New Latin Gesneria, type genus, after Konrad von Gesner.]
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(Plants) a tropical plant of the genus Gesneria
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|Noun||1.||gesneriad - any of numerous tropical or subtropical small shrubs or treelets or epiphytic vines of the family Gesneriaceae: African violet; Cape primroses; gloxinia|
family Gesneriaceae, gesneria family, Gesneriaceae - large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales
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