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pel·ar·go·ni·um

 (pĕl′är-gō′nē-əm)
n.

[New Latin Pelargonium, genus name, from Greek pelargos, stork (from the resemblance of its capsules to a stork's bill); see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pelargonium

(ˌpɛləˈɡəʊnɪəm)
n
(Plants) any plant of the chiefly southern African geraniaceous genus Pelargonium, having circular or lobed leaves and red, pink, or white aromatic flowers: includes many cultivated geraniums
[C19: via New Latin from Greek pelargos stork, on the model of geranium; from the likeness of the seed vessels to a stork's bill]

pel•ar•go•ni•um

(ˌpɛl ɑrˈgoʊ ni əm, -ər-)

n., pl. -ums.
any plant of the genus Pelargonium, the cultivated species of which are usu. called geranium.
[1810–20; < New Latin (1787) < Greek pelargó(s) stork + (gerá)nion geranium]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pelargonium - geraniums native chiefly to South AfricaPelargonium - geraniums native chiefly to South Africa; widely cultivated
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Geraniaceae, Geraniaceae, geranium family - chiefly herbaceous plants
Pelargonium graveolens, rose geranium, sweet-scented geranium - any of several southern African geraniums having fragrant three-lobed to five-lobed leaves and pink flowers
bedding geranium, fish geranium, Pelargonium hortorum, zonal pelargonium - an upright geranium having scalloped leaves with a broad color zone inside the margin and white or pink or red flowers
hanging geranium, ivy geranium, ivy-leaved geranium, Pelargonium peltatum - a commonly cultivated trailing South American plant with peltate leaves and rosy flowers
apple geranium, nutmeg geranium, Pelargonium odoratissimum - geranium with round fragrant leaves and small white flowers
lemon geranium, Pelargonium limoneum - a common garden geranium with lemon-scented foliage
Translations

pelargonium

[ˌpɛləˈgəʊnɪəm] npelargonio
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