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rose geranium

a geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, cultivated for its fragrant, lobed or narrowly divided leaves.
Origin of rose geranium
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Since then the odor of rose geranium was no longer noticeable in his wake.

    Mary Ware's Promised Land Annie Fellows Johnston
  • A finer oil is yielded by the rose geranium, when grown in France, but it is much dearer.

  • It looks like Mammy Susan has all the luck with citronella and I have luck with rose geranium.

  • A rose geranium leaf in each glass of apple jelly is liked by many.

  • A sprig of rose geranium dropped in syrup while it is boiling the last time will give the jelly a delicious and unusual flavor.

  • He saw her beyond the candles of Graham Jannan's supper table, a rose geranium at her breast.

    The Three Black Pennys Joseph Hergesheimer
  • Two of the former were the especial pride and delight of the little girls; the one a rose geranium belonging to Maggie.

    Bessie among the Mountains Joanna H. Mathews
  • The breeze, scented with rose geranium, touched her forehead like the healing and delicate stroke of his fingers.

    Life and Gabriella Ellen Glasgow
  • The fresh leaf of a rose geranium gives a pleasing flavor, for occasional use.

  • The effect was not quite as pleasing as she expected, but perhaps the rose geranium would lose its droopy look after a while.

    The Transformation of Job Frederick Vining Fisher
British Dictionary definitions for rose geranium

rose geranium

a small geraniaceous shrub, Pelargonium graveolens, grown in North America for its pink flowers and fragrant leaves, used for scenting perfumes and cosmetics
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