Definition of hydrangea in English:

hydrangea

Line breaks: hy¦dran|gea
Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈdreɪn(d)ʒə
 
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noun

  • A shrub or climbing plant with rounded or flattened flowering heads of small florets, native to Asia and America.
    • Genus Hydrangea, family Hydrangeaceae: many species, in particular the common hydrangea (H. macrophylla), with flowers that are typically blue, but often pink on alkaline soils
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    • Or, let a climbing hydrangea blur the rigid lines of a stucco wall.
    • A climbing hydrangea, honeysuckle and cotoneaster behaved in similar fashion until their third year, when they all finally took off.
    • With the shortage of good all-summer plants, hydrangeas deserve a spot in everyone's garden.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek hudro- 'water' + angeion 'vessel' (from the cup shape of its seed capsule).

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