from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Geranium, having palmately divided leaves and pink or purplish flowers. Also called cranesbill.
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Pelargonium, native chiefly to southern Africa and widely cultivated for their rounded, often variegated leaves and showy clusters of red, pink, or white flowers. Also called storksbill.
- n. A strong to vivid red.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any flowering plant of the genus Geranium, the cranesbills, of family Geraniaceae.
- n. The common name for flowering plants of the genus Pelargonium.
- n. A bright red color tinted with orange, like that of a scarlet geranium.
- adj. Of a bright red color tinted with orange, like that of a scarlet geranium.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants having a beaklike torus or receptacle, around which the seed capsules are arranged, and membranous projections, or stipules, at the joints. Most of the species have showy flowers and a pungent odor. Called sometimes crane's-bill.
- n. A cultivated pelargonium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Geranium.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of herbaceous plants (rarely undershrubs), the type of the order Geraniaceæ, distinguished by opposite lobed leaves, regular flowers, and five one-seeded carpels which separate elastically from the axis at maturity, the styles forming long tails which become revolute or spirally twisted.
- n. A plant of the genus Pelargonium, of South Africa, of which many varieties are common in house-culture and gardens under the names of scarlet geranium, rose geranium, etc.
- n. One of ⋅everal plants of other genera.
- n. An impure magenta which contains phosphene.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous plants of the family Geraniaceae
New Latin Geranium, genus name, from Latin geranium, crane's-bill, from Greek geranion, diminutive of geranos, crane.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek γέρανος (geranos, "crane"), plus the Latin suffix -ium. (Wiktionary)