any of various plants of the genus Geranium, having pink or purple flowers and long slender beaked fruits: family GeraniaceaeSee also herb Robert, storksbill

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Historical Examples of cranesbill

  • Yet here on Lookout Mountain it seemed almost as much an old friend as the saxifrage or the cranesbill.

  • On and on they slowly drove through the woods, past the big beds of cranesbill, violets, and lilies.

    The Harvester

    Gene Stratton Porter

  • More wonderfully still we see this "working together" in the seeding of the cranesbill.

  • See the tiny corkscrews of the pink geranium in our meadow (a miniature of its blue brother the cranesbill).