American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various shrubs and trees of the Old World tropics that belong to the genus Gardenia, especially G. jasminoides native to China, having glossy evergreen leaves and large, fragrant, usually white flowers.
- n. The flower of this plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of rubiaceous (often spiny) trees and shrubs, natives of the Cape of Good Hope and of tropical Asia and Africa. They have large, handsome white or yellowish flowers, which are often deliciously fragrant. There are about 60 species, of which several are frequent in cultivation, especially the Cape jasmine, G. florida, a native of China, and G. radicans. The fruits are largely used in eastern Asia for dyeing yellow. The greenish-yellow resin of G. lucida, known as dikamali, has a peculiar offensive odor, and is used in India as a remedy for dyspepsia.
- n. Any of various tropical evergreen small trees or shrubs, of the genus Gardenia, having glossy leaves and white flowers.
- n. The flower of these plants.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of plants, some species of which produce beautiful and fragrant flowers; Cape jasmine; -- so called in honor of Dr. Alexander
- n. any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Gardenia having large fragrant white or yellow flowers
- New Latin Gardenia, genus name, after Alexander Garden. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We identified it on the Australian Caterpillar Website has images of the entire metamorphosis and identifies it as the Gardenia Hawk Moth because the caterpillar feeds on gardenia.”
“In Bloom By Reese Witherspoon — described as a gardenia, magnolia and jasmine scent and priced at $34 a bottle — will debut in November.”
“Dr. Cotton it was who told me, the one who used to live in Tradd Street, he was a relative of Dr. Garden the man that gave his name to that flower they call the gardenia -- had it sent him from somewhere in the South, but”
“Tiare is a particularly fragrant species of gardenia, which is used for making the traditional Monoi de Tahiti my macerating the flowers into coconut oil.”
“A-- a flower that we now know as the gardenia was named in his honor.”
“Rags had at the same time purchased some gardenias for Miss Rolls, she having mentioned that the gardenia was her favourite flower.”
“Pence won after the ninth round, earlier spelling correctly the words "gardenia," "samaritan,”
“Tuberose, "gardenia" and jasmine blend together in a blur of white flowers; neither note stands out forcefully (jasmine is most discernible, with a hint of candied 'banana' and citrus).”
“It doesn't really smell like anything in particular to me other than "celebrity fruity floral blend", but if forced, I'd say perhaps the "gardenia" stands out the most.”
“I bought the Floral kit since I love anything with white flowers -- tuberose, gardenia and jasmine.”
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