Definition of gerbera in English:

gerbera

noun

  • A plant of the daisy family, native to Asia and Africa, with large brightly colored flowers.

    • ‘In the galleries, export market cut flowers such as anthuriums, orchids, carnations, heliconiums and gerberas attracted a large number of people.’
    • ‘Drape doorways with strings of dark-red crystals, ruby gerberas and deep pink bougainvillea.’
    • ‘The gerbera is a most sensitive plant to propagate from seed and if you sow a hundred seeds you would be lucky to get a few plants out of them.’
    • ‘I really really liked that bouquet of gerberas you bought me, as well as that really cute teddy bear.’
    • ‘Large flowers such as gerberas are less time-consuming to work with than small ones like button mums, as you'll need fewer stems to cover the foam base.’

Origin

Modern Latin, named after Traugott Gerber (died 1743), German naturalist.

Pronunciation

gerbera

/ˈɡərbərə/