Definición de geranium en inglés:

geranium

Saltos de línea: ge¦ra|nium
Pronunciación: /dʒɪˈreɪnɪəm
 
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sustantivo

  • 1A herbaceous plant or small shrub of a genus that comprises the cranesbills and their relatives. Geraniums bear a long, narrow fruit that is said to be shaped like the bill of a crane.
    • Genus Geranium, family Geraniaceae
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The species of Crane's-bills, or wild geraniums, take their name from their distinctive bird's-bill-shaped seed cases.
    • Is there any blue half so pure, and deep, and tender, as that of the large crane's bill, the geranium pratense of the botanists?
    • Other plants like the hardy geraniums proved easy to remove, with buds of new growth indicating their position and neat clumps of roots that fitted snugly into the waiting pots.
  • 1.1(In general or informal use) a cultivated pelargonium.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • He filled the gutter with a mixture of weedless topsoil, finely screened compost and peat moss and planted his favorites - geraniums - in the mini planter.
    • Containers are planted with geraniums and petunias in Ann's favorite colors - pink, lavender, and cerise.
    • I filled it with some organic matter, planted bright red geraniums in the center and placed trailing ivy along the outer edges.
  • 1.2 [mass noun] The scarlet colour of many cultivated pelargoniums.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • If she said geranium was the colour of the season, then everyone wore geranium - whether they looked good in it or not.
    • She thinks navy or royal blue might be better choices than geranium for a woman updating us on conditions at the front.

Origen

modern Latin, from Greek geranion, from geranos 'crane'.

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