geranium family


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Related to geranium family: cranesbills

gera′nium fam`ily


n.
a family, Geraniacea, of nonwoody plants and small shrubs with lobed leaves, showy flowers, and slender beak-shaped fruit.
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Noun1.geranium family - chiefly herbaceous plants
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
Geraniales, order Geraniales - an order of plants of subclass Rosidae including geraniums and many other plants; see Euphorbiaceae; Geraniaceae; Rutaceae; Malpighiaceae; Simaroubaceae; Meliaceae; Zygophyllaceae; Tropaeolaceae
geranium - any of numerous plants of the family Geraniaceae
genus Geranium - genus of mostly North American geraniums: cranesbills
genus Pelargonium, Pelargonium - geraniums native chiefly to South Africa; widely cultivated
Erodium, genus Erodium - geraniums of Europe and South America and Australia especially mountainous regions
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Botanically known as Pelargonium gravolens, scented geranium plants are a separate genus in the geranium family.
PELAGIC A Off-shoot of the geranium family B Turkish pre-historic creature C Inhabiting the open sea who am I?
Word History: Many of the plants of the geranium family have long, thin, pointed fruits that look a bit like the bill of a bird.