Definition of gunnera in English:

gunnera

noun

  • A South American plant that has extremely large leaves resembling rhubarb and that is grown as a waterside ornamental.

    • ‘The banks are high with wild orchid, gunnera and water lily.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But one of the truly stunning sights in gardening is its forest of gunnera that towers overhead in summer.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

gunnera

/ˈɡənərə/