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[gur-ber-uh, jur-] /ˈgɜr bər ə, ˈdʒɜr-/

any of various composite plants of the genus Gerbera, native to Africa and Asia, having showy, many-rayed flowers ranging from yellow to red.
any plant of the perennial genus Gerbera, esp the Barberton daisy from S. Africa, G. jamesonii, grown, usually as a greenhouse plant, for its large brightly coloured daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae

1880, from Modern Latin (1737), named for German naturalist Traugott Gerber (1710-1743).


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