- 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.
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- Genus Geranium, family Geraniaceae
- 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.More example sentences
- 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.
- 1.2The scarlet color of many cultivated pelargoniums.More example sentences
- 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.
modern Latin, from Greek geranion, from geranos 'crane'.
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