[ges-neer-ee-uh, jes-] /gɛsˈnɪər i ə, dʒɛs-/
the 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.
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[ges-uh n] /ˈgɛs ən/ noun, Douay Bible. 1. (def 1).
[jes-oh] /ˈdʒɛs oʊ/ noun, plural gessoes. 1. gypsum or plaster of Paris prepared with glue for use as a surface for painting. 2. any plasterlike preparation to prepare a surface for painting, gilding, etc. 3. a prepared surface of plaster or plasterlike material for painting, gilding, etc. /ˈdʒɛsəʊ/ noun 1. a white ground of plaster […]
[jest] /dʒɛst/ noun 1. a story or tale. 2. a deed or exploit. 3. Archaic. a metrical romance or history. /dʒɛst/ noun (archaic) 1. a notable deed or exploit 2. a tale of adventure or romance, esp in verse See also chanson de geste n. “famous deed, exploit; story, romance,” c.1300, from Old French geste […]