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gardenia

Line breaks: gar|denia
Pronunciation: /ɡɑːˈdiːnɪə
 
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Definition of gardenia in English:

noun

A tree or shrub of warm climates, with large, fragrant white or yellow flowers.
Example sentences
  • Yellowing, twisted foliage with tiny webs appears on susceptible species including gardenias, scheffleras, ivy, and roses.
  • If you think about it, orchids, gardenias, heliconias, Birds of Paradise, and plumerias are all lovely additions to gardens in tropical areas.
  • Trees with white gardenias were planted as decoration in some areas to give the courtyard a more appealing atmosphere, rather than all of it being just stone and rock.

Origin

modern Latin, named in honour of Dr Alexander Garden (1730–91), Scottish naturalist.

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