from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various herbs and shrubs of the genus Pelargonium, which includes the geraniums.
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- n. Any of various flowering plants of the genus Pelargonium, commonly called geraniums or storksbills.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ornamental genus of plants of the order Geraniaceæ, type of the tribe Pelargonieæ, known by the conspicuous stipules.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of the genus Pelargonium.
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- n. geraniums native chiefly to South Africa; widely cultivated
New Latin Pelargonium, genus name, from Greek pelargos, stork (from the resemblance of its capsules to a stork's bill); see pel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)