from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common house-plant, Pelargonium capitatum, with rose-scented leaves and small rose-purple flowers.


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  • Indolic notes take the stage with jasmine and civet being the most prominent and only hingts or rose-geranium that give it a more complex, perfumey bouquet.


  • It was just like Aunt Isabel to have rose-geranium in her finger-bowls!


  • Missy crumpled the fragrant rose-geranium reflectively between her fingers.


  • And, after the orange, she had a finger-bowl with a little sprig of rose-geranium she could crunch between her fingers till it sent out a heavenly odour.


  • One of the most beautiful I ever remember to have seen was scarlet verbenas with a base of rose-geranium leaves, the whole set in a small antique green-and-gold vase.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 2, August, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • As we passed out, satisfied with the mutual inspection of our dresses of white silk, which were trimmed with bunches of rose-geranium, we saw a group of strangers close by us, buttoning their gloves, looking at their boots, and comparing looks.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 31, May, 1860

  • I remember that Miss Hemphill was holding a bit of rose-geranium in her hand while she spoke -- one of the patients had given it to her from a pot she kept in her room, and the scent of the flower is still in my nostrils -- or my memory.

    The Shadowy Third

  • Mrs. Jackson's rose-geranium had blossomed just in the nick of time, and

    The Lady Doc

  • Page 39 white cape-jasmines set in rose-geranium leaves.

    Harrison, Mrs. Burton, 1843-1920. Recollections Grave and Gay

  • It was in one of those moments when the mists thinned, and he knew that he was shivering over the stove instead of basking in the sunshine in his mother's room that smelled of rose-geranium leaves, that Athalia came in.

    The Way to Peace


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