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[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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