American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of shrubs or herbs, of the natural order Saxifrageæ, type of 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. The common hydrangea, H. Hortensia, is a native of China. It was introduced into England by Sir J. Banks in 1790. It is a favorite for the beauty and size of its flowers, which form immense globular clusters, blue, pink, or white. H. arborescens, the wild American hydrangea, was introduced into European cultivation from Virginia in 1736; it is not much cultivated in the United States. H. quercifolia, the oak-leafed hydrangea, is wild from Georgia south, and is hardy at the north in cultivation. The genus is found in a fossil state, five extinct species having been described from the Miocene of Europe. Sometimes spelled
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
- n. Any of several shrubs, of the genus Hydrangea, having large clusters of white, pink or blue flowers
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Bot.) 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.
- 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)
“An oakleaf hydrangea is offset by golden Hakonechloa 'Aureola' grass and campanula. .the only things that don't suck in my garden right now.”
“I do know the hydrangea is a beauty during that time anyway.”
“I have to agree that the hydrangea is the best looking example of beauty in a dying flower.”
“Here, in this soft and genial atmosphere, the hydrangea is a common flower-bed ornament, the fuchsia grows lofty and luxuriant in the poorest cottage garden, the myrtle flourishes close to the sea-shore, and the tender tamarisk is the wild plant of every farmer's hedge.”
“But you didn't embrace the idea of hydrangea in this photo shoot.”
“The large lime white blooms on the right belong to my 'Limelight' hydrangea which is blooming profusely at the moment.”
“I don't remember what kind of hydrangea Jenny has.”
“The largest of my bushes, which I wasn’t sure what kind of hydrangea it was, I believe might be a pee gee!”
“Question: Will he smell the blooming hydrangea bush below?”
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