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GARDENIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gardenia mean? 

GARDENIA (noun)
  The noun GARDENIA has 1 sense:

1. any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Gardenia having large fragrant white or yellow flowers

  Familiarity information: GARDENIA used as a noun is very rare.


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GARDENIA (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Gardenia having large fragrant white or yellow flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("gardenia" is a kind of...):

bush; shrub (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gardenia"):

cape jasmine; cape jessamine; Gardenia augusta; Gardenia jasminoides (evergreen shrub widely cultivated for its large fragrant waxlike white flowers and glossy leaves)

Holonyms ("gardenia" is a member of...):

genus Gardenia (large genus of attractive Old World tropical shrubs and small trees)


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