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. 2018

Examples from the Web for gaillardia

Historical Examples of gaillardia

  • 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

  • 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


  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 for gaillardia

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