Definition of Pelargonium

1. Noun. Geraniums native chiefly to South Africa; widely cultivated.




Definition of Pelargonium

1. n. A large genus of plants of the order Geraniaceæ, differing from Geranium in having a spurred calyx and an irregular corolla.

Definition of Pelargonium

1. Noun. an extract of the rose geranium, ''Pelargonium sidoides'', used as an alternative medicine ¹

2. Noun. Any of various flowering plants of the genus ''Pelargonium'', commonly called geraniums or storksbills. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pelargonium

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Medical Definition of Pelargonium

1. A large genus of plants of the order Geraniaceae, differing from Geranium in having a spurred calyx and an irregular corolla. About one hundred and seventy species are known, nearly all of them natives of South Africa, and many having very beautiful blossoms. See the Note under Geranium. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A stork. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelargonium

pelage
pelages
pelagial
pelagian
pelagianism
pelagians
pelagic
pelagic bird
pelagic zone
pelagically
pelagics
pelagophyte
pelargonaldehyde
pelargonic
pelargonic acid
pelargonium (current term)
pelargoniums
pelargonoyl
pelargonoyls
pelas
pelasgic
pelau
pele
pelecan
pelecaniform
pelecaniform seabird
pelecaniformes
pelecans
pelecoid
pelecypod

Literary usage of Pelargonium

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1. Sweet-scented Flowers and Fragrant Leaves: Interesting Associations Gathered by Donald McDonald (1895)
"pelargonium Mrs. Douglas, mauve and rose flowers. pelargonium Duchess of Devonshire, very sweet. pelargonium quercifolium, purple flowers, and strongly ..."

2. Handy Book of the Flower-garden by David Thomson (1893)
"Dark-crimson pelargonium; edged with Dactylis glomerata 01 Cineraria maritima. 5, 5, 5, 5.—Pink pelargonium; edged with purple Viola or Purple King Verbena. ..."

3. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1863)
"So much more interest is taken in the pelargonium now than formerly, that we trust we shall be rendering a service to our amateurs in doing this; ..."

4. Handy Book of the Flower-garden, Being Practical Directions for the by David Thomson (1876)
"Prince Arthur Dahlia, with two rows of pink pelargonium, finished with white or gold, such as Golden pelargonium or Pyrethrum or Golden Thyme. 5. ..."

5. Flora Domestica, Or, The Portable Flower-garden: With Directions for the by Elizabeth Kent, Leigh Hunt (1831)
"GERANIUM, ERODIUM, AND pelargonium. ... The Geranium is divided into three genera: Erodium is the first, pelargonium the second, and the third retains the ..."

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