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ge·ra·ni·um

 (jə-rā′nē-əm)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Pelargonium, native chiefly to southern Africa and widely cultivated for their rounded, often variegated leaves and showy clusters of red, pink, or white irregular flowers. An essential oil is obtained from the leaves of some species. Also called pelargonium, storksbill.
2. Any of various plants of the genus Geranium, having palmately divided leaves and pink or purplish regular flowers. Also called cranesbill.
3. A strong to vivid red.

[New Latin Geranium, genus name (under which Linnaeus included both Geranium and Pelargonium, later separated), from Latin geranium, a species of geranium (G. tuberosum), cranesbill (from the appearance of its seed capsule ), from Greek geranion, diminutive of geranos, crane; see gerə- in Indo-European roots.]

geranium

(dʒɪˈreɪnɪəm)
n
1. (Plants) any cultivated geraniaceous plant of the genus Pelargonium, having scarlet, pink, or white showy flowers. See also pelargonium, rose geranium, lemon geranium
2. (Plants) any geraniaceous plant of the genus Geranium, such as cranesbill and herb Robert, having divided leaves and pink or purplish flowers
3. (Colours) a strong red to a moderate or strong pink colour
[C16: from Latin: cranesbill, from Greek geranion, from geranos crane]

ge•ra•ni•um

(dʒɪˈreɪ ni əm)

n.
1. Also called crane's-bill. any plant of the genus Geranium, having usu. pink or purplish flowers.
3. Also called stork's-bill. any plant of the widely cultivated allied S African genus Pelargonium, having showy red, pink, or white flowers and sometimes fragrant leaves.
4. a vivid red color.
[1540–50; < New Latin, for Latin geranion < Greek geránion, derivative of géranos crane]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geranium - any of numerous plants of the family Geraniaceaegeranium - any of numerous plants of the family Geraniaceae
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
family Geraniaceae, Geraniaceae, geranium family - chiefly herbaceous plants
crane's bill, cranesbill - any of numerous geraniums of the genus Geranium
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
heron's bill, storksbill - any of various plants of the genus Erodium
Translations
muškát
geranium
pelargonia
geranij
ゼラニウム
제라늄
pelargon
ต้นเจอเรเนียมมีดอกสีชมพูหรือสีม่วง
cây phong lữ

geranium

[dʒɪˈreɪnɪəm] Ngeranio m

geranium

[dʒɪˈreɪniəm] ngéranium m

geranium

nGeranie f

geranium

[dʒɪˈreɪnɪəm] ngeranio

geranium

جيرانيوم muškát geranium Geranie γεράνι geranio pelargonia géranium geranij geranio ゼラニウム 제라늄 geranium geranium geranium gerânio герань pelargon ต้นเจอเรเนียมมีดอกสีชมพูหรือสีม่วง sardunya cây phong lữ 天竺葵
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That looks too pretty to eat," he said, smiling with pleasure, as Jo uncovered the dish, and showed the blancmange, surrounded by a garland of green leaves, and the scarlet flowers of Amy's pet geranium.
The girl held a geranium leaf up to her nose and said nothing, but looked knowing and noncommittal.
Each of these pretty homes had a garden in front fenced with white palings and opulently stocked with hollyhocks, marigolds, touch-me-nots, prince's-feathers, and other old-fashioned flowers; while on the windowsills of the houses stood wooden boxes containing moss rose plants and terra-cotta pots in which grew a breed of geranium whose spread of intensely red blossoms accented the prevailing pink tint of the rose-clad house-front like an explosion of flame.
He came in, too, to look at a famous geranium we had, in the parlour-window.
Tight beds of geranium, calceolaria, and lobelia speckled the glass-plat, from whose centre rose one of the finest araucarias(its other name by the way is "monkey-puzzler"), that it has ever been my lot to see.
On the window seat there stood a geranium diseased with yellow blotches, which had overspread all its leaves.
Far behind the corner of the house--which rose like a geranium bloom against the subdued colours around--stretched the soft azure landscape of The Chase--a truly venerable tract of forest land, one of the few remaining woodlands in England of undoubted primaeval date, wherein Druidical mistletoe was still found on aged oaks, and where enormous yew-trees, not planted by the hand of man grew as they had grown when they were pollarded for bows.
He wore a silk hat and a frock coat, the lapel of which was adorned with a white geranium surrounded by leaves.
how very kind of you," cried Fanny, who had not dared to receive even a geranium leaf since the late scrape.
What is the name of that geranium on the window-sill, please?
She was dressed prettily and carefully, with the customary touch of color in the scarlet geranium at her white throat.
Of the gambling-booths there was a plentiful show, flourishing in all the splendour of carpeted ground, striped hangings, crimson cloth, pinnacled roofs, geranium pots, and livery servants.