Definitions for gardeniagɑrˈdi nyə, -ni ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gar•de•niagɑrˈdi nyə, -ni ə(n.)(pl.)-nias.
any subtropical Old World evergreen tree or shrub of the genus Gardenia, of the madder family, having shiny leaves and fragrant white flowers.
the flower of these plants.
Origin of gardenia:
< NL (1760), after Alexander Garden (1730–91), American physician; see -ia
any of various shrubs and small trees of the genus Gardenia having large fragrant white or yellow flowers
Any of various tropical evergreen small trees or shrubs, of the genus Gardenia, having glossy leaves and white flowers.
The flower of these plants.
a genus of plants, some species of which produce beautiful and fragrant flowers; Cape jasmine; -- so called in honor of Dr. Alexander Garden
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family RUBIACEAE. Members contain genepin, from which geniposide is obtained for use as a crosslinking agent in ADHESIVES, and 3-caffeoyl-4-sinapoylquinic acid.