Definition of gunnera in English:

gunnera

Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌn(ə)rə//ɡʌˈnɪərə/

noun

  • A South American plant with extremely large leaves that resemble rhubarb and which is grown as a waterside ornamental.

    • ‘Beside the barn and in front of the glass-fronted living-room extension are ponds, planted with wild, slightly bushy areas of large-leaved gunnera and flag irises, beside which simple, sensuous nudes will be placed.’
    • ‘In spring, the stars of the Secret Garden are camellias, magnolias and the lushest of bog gardens crammed with skunk lilies and gunnera.’
    • ‘The banks are high with wild orchid, gunnera and water lily.’
    • ‘But one of the truly stunning sights in gardening is its forest of gunnera that towers overhead in summer.’
    • ‘The big leaves of a squash plant are just as striking as the similar leaves of gunnera, a perennial much prized by lovers of bold style.’

Origin

Modern Latin, named after Johann E. Gunnerus (1718–73), Norwegian botanist.

Pronunciation:

gunnera

/ˈɡʌn(ə)rə//ɡʌˈnɪərə/