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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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What is the name of that geranium on the window-sill, please?
Then she recrossed the floor and lifted two of the geranium pots in her arms, moving them away from the cold window.
The turf was hemmed with an edge of scarlet geranium and coleus, and cast-iron vases painted in chocolate colour, standing at intervals along the winding path that led to the sea, looped their garlands of petunia and ivy geranium above the neatly raked gravel.
She was dressed prettily and carefully, with the customary touch of color in the scarlet geranium at her white throat.
He wore a silk hat and a frock coat, the lapel of which was adorned with a white geranium surrounded by leaves.
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.
But it came out, through my admiring a very fine cluster of geranium--beautiful cluster of geranium to be sure--which he had brought from his conservatory.
The girl held a geranium leaf up to her nose and said nothing, but looked knowing and noncommittal.
Nay, the acute observer might have recognized the little red nose of good-natured Miss Jemima Pinkerton herself, rising over some geranium pots in the window of that lady's own drawing-room.
The scent of a geranium leaf, at this day, strikes me with a half comical half serious wonder as to what change has come over me in a moment; and then I see a straw hat and blue ribbons, and a quantity of curls, and a little black dog being held up, in two slender arms, against a bank of blossoms and bright leaves.
Up under the wooden ceiling there were little half-windows with white curtains, and pots of geraniums and wandering Jew in the deep sills.
To this nest of comforts Fanny now walked down to try its influence on an agitated, doubting spirit, to see if by looking at Edmund's profile she could catch any of his counsel, or by giving air to her geraniums she might inhale a breeze of mental strength herself.