rose geranium

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noun

a geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, cultivated for its fragrant, lobed or narrowly divided leaves.

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Origin of rose geranium

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for rose geranium

rose geranium

noun

a small geraniaceous shrub, Pelargonium graveolens, grown in North America for its pink flowers and fragrant leaves, used for scenting perfumes and cosmetics
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