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gar·de·nia

 (gär-dēn′yə)
n.
1. Any of various tropical shrubs and trees of the genus Gardenia, especially G. jasminoides, native to China, having glossy evergreen leaves and large, fragrant, usually white flowers.
2. The flower of any of these plants. In both senses also called Cape jasmine.

[New Latin Gardenia, genus name, after Alexander Garden.]
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gardenia

(ɡɑːˈdiːnɪə)
n
1. (Plants) any evergreen shrub or tree of the Old World tropical rubiaceous genus Gardenia, cultivated for their large fragrant waxlike typically white flowers
2. (Plants) the flower of any of these shrubs
[C18: New Latin, named after Dr Alexander Garden (1730–91), American botanist]
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gar•de•nia

(gɑrˈdi nyə, -ni ə)

n., pl. -nias.
1. any subtropical Old World evergreen tree or shrub of the genus Gardenia, of the madder family, having shiny leaves and fragrant white flowers.
2. the flower of these plants.
[< New Latin (1760), after Alexander Garden (1730–91), American physician; see -ia]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gardenia - any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Gardenia having large fragrant white or yellow flowers
genus Gardenia - large genus of attractive Old World tropical shrubs and small trees
cape jasmine, cape jessamine, Gardenia augusta, Gardenia jasminoides - evergreen shrub widely cultivated for its large fragrant waxlike white flowers and glossy leaves
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Translations

gardenia

[gɑːˈdiːnɪə] Ngardenia f
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gardenia

[gɑːrˈdiːniə] n (= flower) → gardénia m
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gardenia

nGardenie f
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gardenia

[gɑːˈdiːnɪə] ngardenia
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References in classic literature ?
This seemed as natural to Newland Archer as all the other conventions on which his life was moulded: such as the duty of using two silver- backed brushes with his monogram in blue enamel to part his hair, and of never appearing in society without a flower (preferably a gardenia) in his buttonhole.
As Madame Nilsson's "M'ama!" thrilled out above the silent house (the boxes always stopped talking during the Daisy Song) a warm pink mounted to the girl's cheek, mantled her brow to the roots of her fair braids, and suffused the young slope of her breast to the line where it met a modest tulle tucker fastened with a single gardenia. She dropped her eyes to the immense bouquet of lilies-of-the-valley on her knee, and Newland Archer saw her white-gloved finger-tips touch the flowers softly.
When the heady scent of magnolia blossoms or gardenias or sweet olives permeates the air at twilight time, even the most unsentimental individual cannot help but succumb to a touch of nostalgia.
The ovate foliage and rosette flowers make gardenias look like miniature rose bushes flowering out of season.
Tomo las tres ultimas gardenias muertas y las coloco en su pelo.
The fragrance is a blend of greens, gardenias and creamy musks, created by perfumer Jean-Claude Delville.
Among other things, it has produced extraordinary works by well-known designers such as Gardenias by Jaime Hayon.
HONEYSUCKLE, CITRUS BLOSSOMS, gardenias, peaches--garden meets orchard in a glass of Viognier.
Heady tuberose, lush gardenias, sensual jasmine and amber gris make for a refreshing scent for the summer months that is perfect for holidays and weekends away.
Imagine sitting in your boudoir surrounded by gardenias, Moroccan incense and a bowl of marshmallows.
Freelon took the usually peppy "Them There Eyes" slowly while dancers strolled the stage's perimeter and later stroked and cleansed their bodies with bunches of gardenias. (Gardenias were the hair ornament of choice for Holiday.) In this work of renewal and self-affirmation, dancers Arcell Cabuag, Shani Collins, and Juel Lane also achieved standout performances.
But once their plantings are free of ants and scales, Hawaii's growers can try out this new opportunity to market their tropical gardenias to stateside customers.