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pelargonium

[ pel-ahr-goh-nee-uhm, -er- ]
/ ˌpɛl ɑrˈgoʊ ni əm, -ər- /
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noun
any plant of the genus Pelargonium, the cultivated species of which are usually called geranium.Compare geranium (def. 2).
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Origin of pelargonium

1810–20; <New Latin <Greek pelargó(s) stork + (gerá)niongeranium
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British Dictionary definitions for pelargonium

pelargonium
/ (ˌpɛləˈɡəʊnɪəm) /

noun
any plant of the chiefly southern African geraniaceous genus Pelargonium, having circular or lobed leaves and red, pink, or white aromatic flowers: includes many cultivated geraniums

Word Origin for pelargonium

C19: via New Latin from Greek pelargos stork, on the model of geranium; from the likeness of the seed vessels to a stork's bill
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