Definition of hydrangea in English:


Syllabification: hy·dran·gea
Pronunciation: /hīˈdrānjə


A shrub or climbing plant with rounded or flattened flowering heads of small florets, the outer ones of which are typically infertile. Hydrangeas are native to Asia and America.
  • Genus Hydrangea, family Hydrangeaceae: many species, in particular late (or panicled) hydrangea (H. paniculata), an ornamental shrub that blooms in late summer, and bigleaf hydrangea (H. macrophylla), commonly grown for florists and as a houseplant
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  • Or, let a climbing hydrangea blur the rigid lines of a stucco wall.
  • A climbing hydrangea, honeysuckle and cotoneaster behaved in similar fashion until their third year, when they all finally took off.
  • With the shortage of good all-summer plants, hydrangeas deserve a spot in everyone's garden.


modern Latin, from Greek hudro- 'water' + angeion 'vessel' (from the cup shape of its seed capsule).

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