Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Geraniaceae — the geraniums.
  • n. an extract of the rose geranium, Pelargonium sidoides, used as an alternative medicine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A large genus of plants of the order Geraniaceæ, differing from Geranium in having a spurred calyx and an irregular corolla.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek πελαργός (pelargos, "stork"), named by botanist Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle (1746-1800).

Examples

  • The dispute before the European Patent Office in Munich involves the southern African plant umckaloabo, scientific name Pelargonium sidoides.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I plan to use it among Pelargonium "Purple Unique" in pots on a hot terrace.

    Stunning salvias

  • This beautiful organically-grown geranium is from the species Pelargonium roseum.

    Rose Geranium Field

  • The species most commonly and widely used in perfumery is Pelargonium graveolens.

    Rose Geranium Field

  • Also organically grown, but from another species Pelargonium x asparum, this oil is completely different from the typical “Rose Geranium”.

    Rose Geranium Field

  • There are many cases where a single pollinator is responsible for pollinating many species of plants, for example long-tongued flies (Tabanidae and Nemestrinidae) are the exclusive pollinators of many genera of petaloid monocots as well as Pelargonium and Erica; a butterfly is the exclusive pollinator of a phylogenetically disparate group of red-flowered and autumn-flowering species; hopliine (monkey) beetle pollination has evolved convergently in many genera, etc.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • Scattered among these hummocks are numerous rocky outcrops on which grow wind-shaped, low-growing woody succulents such as Othonna furcata, Pelargonium spp.,

    Succulent Karoo

  • The product is umckaloabo, an extract from the African plant Pelargonium sidoides.

    A cure for the common cold? | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • The plant - Pelargonium is believed to have been used by local communities for many years for treatment of diseases and symptoms such as pain, fatigue, depression, insomnia and Aids-related infections such as tuberculosis, herpes and pneumonia.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Research shows that Pelargonium can be effective in relieving sore throats and other common respiratory infections such as bronchitis and tonsillitis.

    Healthy Holiday Tips to Ensure a Healthy Holiday

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.