Definitions for gaillardiageɪˈlɑr di ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gail•lar•di•ageɪˈlɑr di ə(n.)
any composite plant of the genus Gaillardia, with yellow-rayed or red-rayed flower heads.
Origin of gaillardia:
1885–90; < NL, after Gaillard de Charentonneau, 18th-cent. French botanical amateur
any plant of western America of the genus Gaillardia having hairy leaves and long-stalked flowers in hot vibrant colors from golden yellow and copper to rich burgundy
Any of several New World flowering plants of the genus Gaillardia
Gaillardia, the blanket flowers, is a genus of drought-tolerant annual and perennial plants from the sunflower family, native to North and South America. It was named after M. Gaillard de Charentonneau, an 18th-century French magistrate who was a patron of botany. The common name refers to the inflorescence's resemblance to brightly patterned blankets made by native Americans.
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