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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several New World plants of the genus Gaillardia in the composite family, having red or yellow florets grouped into large solitary flower heads. Also called blanket flower.

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  • n. Any of several New World flowering plants of the genus Gaillardia

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of handsome annual or perennial American herbaceous composites, of a dozen species, most of which are natives of the United States.
  • n. A plant of the genus Gaillardia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any plant of western America of the genus Gaillardia having hairy leaves and long-stalked flowers in hot vibrant colors from golden yellow and copper to rich burgundy

Etymologies

New Latin Gaillardia, genus name, after Gaillard de Marentonneau, 18th-century French botanist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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