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gaillardia

[gey-lahr-dee-uh] /geɪˈlɑr di ə/
noun
1.
any composite plant of the genus Gaillardia, including the blanket-flowers.
Origin of gaillardia
1885-1890
1885-90; < New Latin, named after Gaillard de Charentonneau, 18th-century French botanical amateur; see -ia
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Examples from the Web for gaillardia
Historical Examples
  • The annual kind (gaillardia picta of florists) is probably the best kind for the home garden.

  • gaillardia bears very large heads with reddish-brown centers and many yellow or orange rays.

    Flowers of Mountain and Plain Edith S. Clements
  • "gaillardia always reminds me of it a bit—the lemon color," said Ethel Brown.

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise Mabell S.C. Smith
  • gaillardia, yellow, red center; two feet; July, August and September until killed by frost.

    A Woman's Hardy Garden

    Helena Rutherfurd Ely
British Dictionary definitions for gaillardia

gaillardia

/ɡeɪˈlɑːdɪə/
noun
1.
any plant of the North American genus Gaillardia, having ornamental flower heads with yellow or red rays and purple discs: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, named after Gaillard de Marentonneau, 18th-century French amateur botanist
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