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Definition of hortensia in English:
A hydrangea of a group of varieties that have large rounded flower heads composed chiefly of sterile florets. Compare with lacecap.
- Hydrangea macrophylla vars., family Hydrangeaceae
Late 18th century: modern Latin, named after Hortense, wife of J.-A. Lepaute (1720–circa87), French clockmaker.
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