Definitions

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

Etymologies

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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.

    Archive 2009-07-01

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

    Archive 2009-07-01

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

    Archive 2009-07-01

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

    Rose Geranium Field

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

    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

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