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geranium


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geranium  \Ge*ra"ni*um\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  from  ?  crane:  cf  F. 
  g['e]ranium.  See  {Crane},  n.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  plants  having  a  beaklike  tours  or 
  receptacle,  around  which  the  seed  capsules  are  arranged, 
  and  membranous  projections,  or  stipules,  at  the  joints. 
  Most  of  the  species  have  showy  flowers  and  a  pungent  odor. 
  Called  sometimes  crane's-bill. 
 
  2.  (Floriculture)  A  cultivated  pelargonium. 
 
  Note:  Many  plants  referred  to  the  genus  {Geranium}  by  the 
  earlier  botanists  are  now  separated  from  it  under  the 
  name  of  {Pelargonium},  which  includes  all  the  commonly 
  cultivated  ``geraniums'',  mostly  natives  of  South 
  Africa. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  geranium 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  plants  of  the  family  Geraniaceae 




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