[ gey-lahr-dee-uh ]
/ geɪˈlɑr di ə /
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any composite plant of the genus Gaillardia, including the blanket-flowers.



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Origin of gaillardia

1885–90; <New Latin, named after Gaillard de Charentonneau, 18th-century French botanical amateur; see -ia

Words nearby gaillardia

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Example sentences from the Web for gaillardia

  • Gaillardia, yellow, red center; two feet; July, August and September until killed by frost.

    A Woman's Hardy Garden|Helena Rutherfurd Ely
  • 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.

  • "Gaillardia always reminds me of it a bit—the lemon color," said Ethel Brown.

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise|Mabell S.C. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for gaillardia

/ (ɡeɪˈlɑːdɪə) /


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 for gaillardia

C19: from New Latin, named after Gaillard de Marentonneau, 18th-century French amateur botanist
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