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gardenia

Syllabification: gar·de·nia
Pronunciation: /ɡärˈdēnyə
 
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Definition of gardenia in English:

noun

A tree or shrub of the bedstraw family, with large fragrant white or yellow flowers. Native to warm climates, it is widely cultivated.
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 honor of Dr. Alexander Garden (1730–91), Scottish naturalist.

Words that rhyme with gardenia

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