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hy·dran·gea

 (hī-drān′jə, -drăn′-)
n.
Any of various shrubs of the genus Hydrangea, having opposite leaves and large, flat-topped or rounded clusters of white, pink, or blue flowers.

[New Latin Hydrangēa, genus name : hydr(o)- + Greek angeion, vessel (from the cuplike shape of their seed capsules ); see angio-.]

hydrangea

(haɪˈdreɪndʒə)
n
(Plants) any shrub or tree of the Asian and American genus Hydrangea, cultivated for their large clusters of white, pink, or blue flowers: family Hydrangeaceae
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek hudōr water + angeion vessel: probably from the cup-shaped fruit]

hy•dran•gea

(haɪˈdreɪn dʒə)

n., pl. -geas.
any shrub of the genus Hydrangea, of the saxifrage family, several of which are cultivated for their large flower clusters of white, pink, or blue.
[< New Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek hydr- hydr-1 + New Latin angea, feminine n. based on Greek angeîon vessel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydrangea - any of various deciduous or evergreen shrubs of the genus Hydrangeahydrangea - any of various deciduous or evergreen shrubs of the genus Hydrangea
genus Hydrangea - type genus of Hydrangeaceae; large genus of shrubs and some trees and vines with white or pink or blue flower clusters; sometimes placed in family Saxifragaceae
Hydrangea anomala, climbing hydrangea - deciduous climber with aerial roots having white to creamy flowers in fairly flat heads
Hydrangea arborescens, wild hydrangea - deciduous shrub with creamy white flower clusters; eastern United States
hortensia, Hydrangea macrophylla hortensis - deciduous shrub bearing roundheaded flower clusters opening green and aging to pink or blue
fall-blooming hydrangea, Hydrangea paniculata - deciduous shrub or small tree with pyramidal flower clusters
Hydrangea petiolaris, climbing hydrangea - deciduous climber with aerial roots having large flat flower heads
carpenteria, Carpenteria californica - California evergreen shrub having glossy opposite leaves and terminal clusters of a few fragrant white flowers
Decumaria barbara, Decumaria barbata, decumary - woody climber of southeastern United States having white flowers in compound terminal clusters
deutzia - any of various shrubs of the genus Deutzia having usually toothed opposite leaves and shredding bark and white or pink flowers in loose terminal clusters
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Translations

hydrangea

[haɪˈdreɪndʒə] N (Bot) → hortensia f

hydrangea

nHortensie f

hydrangea

[haɪˈdreɪndʒə] nortensia

hydrangea

n (bot) hortensia
References in classic literature ?
About us neither had gained a footing; laburnums, pink mays, snowballs, and trees of arbor- vitae, rose out of laurels and hydrangeas, green and brilliant into the sunlight.
In the middle stood a little frame containing relics; at the corners were two little orange-trees, and all along the edge were silver candlesticks, porcelain vases containing sun-flowers, lilies, peonies, and tufts of hydrangeas.
He did not want to hear about hydrangeas, why they change their colour at the seaside.
Eggs, boilers, hydrangeas, maids--of such were their lives compact.
A spiky green plant filled each pot, and below the verandah ran a wide border of blue hydrangeas edged with more red geraniums.
Snow Queen Hydrangeas, Oak Leaf, Hydrangea quercifolia
The latest is the Endless Summer bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer'): Unlike other bigleaf hydrangeas, it forms blooms on new as well as old wood, so it's always pumping out new flowers (pink or blue, depending on soil acidity).
Guests were met at the doors of the church by sprays of white hydrangeas, white stock, and Jackson vine.
Winston Dunwell, University of Kentucky Extension horticulture specialist, said the original intent of the work was to look at hydrangeas as a cut flower for growers to diversify.
I've known gardeners who bury handfuls of rusty nails beneath blue hydrangeas, and water only with rainwater, mains hard water affecting colour, turning blue flowers mauve or pink.
QI LIKE my hydrangeas but they are getting too big.
Unlike other hydrangeas, it shares its elegant blossoms again and again throughout the early summer to fall, adding many seasons of fresh blooms.