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GERANIUM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does geranium mean? 

GERANIUM (noun)
  The noun GERANIUM has 1 sense:

1. any of numerous plants of the family Geraniaceae

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


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GERANIUM (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of numerous plants of the family Geraniaceae

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Nouns denoting plants

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

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

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

crane's bill; cranesbill (any of numerous geraniums of the genus Geranium)

Pelargonium graveolens; rose geranium; sweet-scented geranium (any of several southern African geraniums having fragrant three-lobed to five-lobed leaves and pink flowers)

bedding geranium; fish geranium; Pelargonium hortorum; zonal pelargonium (an upright geranium having scalloped leaves with a broad color zone inside the margin and white or pink or red flowers)

hanging geranium; ivy geranium; ivy-leaved geranium; Pelargonium peltatum (a commonly cultivated trailing South American plant with peltate leaves and rosy flowers)

apple geranium; nutmeg geranium; Pelargonium odoratissimum (geranium with round fragrant leaves and small white flowers)

lemon geranium; Pelargonium limoneum (a common garden geranium with lemon-scented foliage)

heron's bill; storksbill (any of various plants of the genus Erodium)

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

family Geraniaceae; Geraniaceae; geranium family (chiefly herbaceous plants)


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