hydrangea

[ hahy-dreyn-juh, -jee-uh, -dran- ]
/ haɪˈdreɪn dʒə, -dʒi ə, -ˈdræn- /

noun

any shrub belonging to the genus Hydrangea, of the saxifrage family, several species of which are cultivated for their large, showy flower clusters of white, pink, or blue.

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Origin of hydrangea

<New Latin (Linnaeus) <Greek hydr-hydr-1 + New Latin angea, feminine noun based on Greek angeîon vessel; so called from cup-shaped seed capsule
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrangea

hydrangea
/ (haɪˈdreɪndʒə) /

noun

any shrub or tree of the Asian and American genus Hydrangea, cultivated for their large clusters of white, pink, or blue flowers: family Hydrangeaceae

Word Origin for hydrangea

C18: from New Latin, from Greek hudōr water + angeion vessel: probably from the cup-shaped fruit
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