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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. geraniums native chiefly to South Africa; widely cultivated
Like all florists, he had a predilection for one particular plant; the pelargonium was his especial favorite.
Hytra Grouper on a bed of salicornia and spinach accompanied with a crayfish sauce scented with pelargonium at Hytra It's daybreak at Athens' Agora, or central market, and the air is buzzing with the cries of fish mongers hawking the day's catch.
Next come the herbaceous notes, and there are plenty: rosemary, helicrysum, lavender, sage, clary sage, Roman chamomile, etc. and many types of pelargonium, including this strange looking one, Eucaliptus scented pelargonium and one that didn't have a sign and smelled intensely of animalic musk.
Joshua David has described the atmosphere he and his co-founder envisioned as "less like a park and more like a scruffy wilderness," but the results will appear unruly only to those who still think of public gardens as requiring Victorian carpet bedding — yellow begonias and red pelargonium geometrically composed and obsessively mulched.
We also drove to a garden centre and got some more plants - I got some Violets, Marguerites and a pelargonium for the veranda pots, and Anders planted a Clematis below the veranda.
‘Nutmeg’, ‘Attar of Roses’, ‘Strawberry’, ‘Lemon Meringue’, ‘Apple Mint’, and ‘Ginger’ cultivars all smell like their descriptors and just scratch the surface when it comes to the world of flavor possibilities in the pelargonium world.
There are over 250 varieties of pelargonium, each with its own scent profile.
The easiest way to capture the flavor of pelargonium is by creating a scented sugar, similar to the way one would use a vanilla bean to perfume granulated sugar.
Derived from the leaves of pelargonium graveolens, the essential oil has a soft rose-like scent with an inkling of citrus.
There are no easy answers to this question, though speculation leads to the assumption that pelargonium graveolens is more highly cultivated and thus less expensive to harvest.