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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 ?
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. This mount of bright colours descended diagonally from the first floor to the carpet that covered the sidewalk.
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.
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.
Heading south on Wall Street approaching Grand Avenue, the scene on the right is filled with clusters of white on green: the bushes along the Wall and Grand Apartments are limelight hydrangeas, specifically hydrangea paniculata.
For example, plant a group of mallow, then across the garden somewhere else, a group of hydrangeas. This strategy draws the eye through your plot and creates a unified scheme that looks well-considered.
Julie Smith Common causes of hydrangeas not flowering Aare incorrect pruning or buds drying out in summer.
Q Can you get seasonal hydrangeas? In March I bought a couple of young plants that were in flower.
I told him that I didn't see any Monkey Faces at Chelsea but I did see a few famous ones; "Pffht," he replied, "Monkey faces are much better than famous faces." Out of the mouths of babes HOORAY FOR HYDRANGEAS It was nice to see a humble Hydrangea win the Show's Plant of the Year Award.
Q Could you please tell me how to grow hydrangeas? Do I take cuttings now or later in the year?
WHEN it comes to summer colour, not much can beat the sight of a mass planting of mophead hydrangeas.