[ ji-rey-nee-ey-shuhs ]
/ dʒɪˌreɪ niˈeɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the Geraniaceae, the geranium family of plants.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Compare geranium family.
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British Dictionary definitions for geraniaceous
/ (dʒɪˌreɪnɪˈeɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Geraniaceae, a family of plants with typically hairy stems and beaklike fruits: includes the geranium, pelargonium, storksbill, and cranesbill
Word Origin for geraniaceous
C19: from New Latin Geraniāceae; see geranium
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