any composite plant of the genus Gaillardia, including the blanket-flowers.

Nearby words

  1. gaijin,
  2. gaikwar,
  3. gail,
  4. gaillard,
  5. gaillard cut,
  6. gaily,
  7. gain,
  8. gain ground,
  9. gainer,
  10. gaines

Origin of gaillardia

1885–90; < New Latin, named after Gaillard de Charentonneau, 18th-century French botanical amateur; see -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gaillardia

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

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise|Mabell S.C. Smith
  • Gaillardia bears very large heads with reddish-brown centers and many yellow or orange rays.

  • The annual kind (Gaillardia picta of florists) is probably the best kind for the home garden.

  • 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



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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