Definition of gaillardia in English:

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gaillardia

Pronunciation: /ɡəˈlärdēə/

noun

An American plant of the daisy family, cultivated for its bright red and yellow flowers.
  • Genus Gaillardia, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • Some flowers that were suggested included the dogwood, syringa, gaillardia, Washington holly, wild rose, and marguerite.
  • There are the usual gomphrena, gaillardia, kochia, portulaca, zinnia, amaranthus (cock's comb), balsam and sunflower.
  • It may overwinter like most gaillardias but is being marketed as an annual.

Origin

Modern Latin, named in memory of Gaillard de Marentonneau, 18th-century French amateur botanist.

Words that rhyme with gaillardia

Nadia, tachycardia

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Syllabification: gail·lar·di·a

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