Definition of Gardenia

1. Noun. Any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Gardenia having large fragrant white or yellow flowers.

Group relationships: Genus Gardenia
Specialized synonyms: Cape Jasmine, Cape Jessamine, Gardenia Augusta, Gardenia Jasminoides
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Gardenia

1. n. A genus of plants, some species of which produce beautiful and fragrant flowers; Cape jasmine; -- so called in honor of Dr. Alexander Garden.

Definition of Gardenia

1. Noun. Any of various tropical evergreen small trees or shrubs, of the genus ''Gardenia'', having glossy leaves and white flowers. ¹

2. Noun. The flower of these plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gardenia

1. a tropical shrub or tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gardenia

1. A genus of plants, some species of which produce beautiful and fragrant flowers; Cape jasmine; so called in honor of Dr. Alexander Garden. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gardenia

garden tool
garden trowel
garden truck
garden variety
garden violet
garden webworm
gardened
gardener
gardener's delight
gardener's garters
gardeners
gardenful
gardenfuls
gardenhood
gardenhose
gardenia (current term)
gardenias
gardening
gardening leave
gardenless
gardenlike
gardenly
gardens
gardensful
gardenwork
garderobe
garderobes
gardner syndrome
gardon

Literary usage of Gardenia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"Wax-flower gardenia is a shrub of slow growth, cultivated in Japan, the Moluccas, China, and India. Both double and single varieties are common in gardens. ..."

2. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1816)
"There is great affinity between this species and gardenia florida, from which it differs ... In the way that gardenia radicans is treated in our stoves, ..."

3. The Timber Trees, Timber and Fancy Woods, as Also, the Forests, of India and by Edward Balfour (1870)
"gardenia MONTANA, is common in the coast and inland jungles of Bombay, ... If it be our gardenia montana, the tree is rather common in the coast and inland ..."

4. Science Papers: Chiefly Pharmacological and Botanical by Daniel Hanbury (1876)
"~f" Che-tsze; \\] fit, Shan-che; Dried Fruits of two or more species of gardenia ... Chan-tchi) I have received the dried fruit of two species of gardenia. ..."

5. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1763)
"An Account of the gardenia: In a Letter to Philip Carteret -Webb, . ... "The gardenia is at ..."

6. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1847)
"37. gardenia MALLEI'FERA Hook. Clapper-bearing gardenia. ... We have recently noticed several of the splendid species of gardenia which have been introduced ..."

7. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"1192, the latter Dearly a spineless forni, lì. lati folia. Lam. Diet. iii. 24, & 111. t. 156. gardenia ..."

8. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"Wax-flower gardenia is a shrub of slow growth, cultivated in Japan, the Moluccas, China, and India. Both double and single varieties are common in gardens. ..."

9. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1816)
"There is great affinity between this species and gardenia florida, from which it differs ... In the way that gardenia radicans is treated in our stoves, ..."

10. The Timber Trees, Timber and Fancy Woods, as Also, the Forests, of India and by Edward Balfour (1870)
"gardenia MONTANA, is common in the coast and inland jungles of Bombay, ... If it be our gardenia montana, the tree is rather common in the coast and inland ..."

11. Science Papers: Chiefly Pharmacological and Botanical by Daniel Hanbury (1876)
"~f" Che-tsze; \\] fit, Shan-che; Dried Fruits of two or more species of gardenia ... Chan-tchi) I have received the dried fruit of two species of gardenia. ..."

12. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1763)
"An Account of the gardenia: In a Letter to Philip Carteret -Webb, . ... "The gardenia is at ..."

13. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1847)
"37. gardenia MALLEI'FERA Hook. Clapper-bearing gardenia. ... We have recently noticed several of the splendid species of gardenia which have been introduced ..."

14. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"1192, the latter Dearly a spineless forni, lì. lati folia. Lam. Diet. iii. 24, & 111. t. 156. gardenia ..."

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