from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various shrubs of the genus Hydrangea, having opposite leaves and large, flat-topped or rounded clusters of white, pink, or blue flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several shrubs, of the genus Hydrangea, having large clusters of white, pink or blue flowers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A genus of shrubby plants bearing opposite leaves and large heads of showy flowers, white, or of various colors. Hydrangea hortensis, the common garden species, is a native of China or Japan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of shrubs or herbs, of the natural order Saxifrageæ, type of the tribe Hydrangeæ, containing about 33 species, natives of Asia and America, characterized by having the ovary inferior, 4 or 5 valvate petals, 4 or 5 styles, free or connate at base, the fruit a capsule, and the leaves deciduous or persistent.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various deciduous or evergreen shrubs of the genus Hydrangea
New Latin Hydrangēa, genus name : hydr(o)- + Greek angeion, vessel; see angio-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)