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dʒɪˈreɪ ni əmgera·ni·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. geranium(noun)

    any of numerous plants of the family Geraniaceae


  1. geranium(Noun)

    Any flowering plant of the genus Geranium, the cranesbills, of family Geraniaceae.

  2. geranium(Noun)

    The common name for flowering plants of the genus Pelargonium.

  3. geranium(Adjective)

    Of a bright red color tinted with orange, like that of a scarlet geranium.

  4. Origin: From γέρανος, plus the Latin suffix -ium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geranium(noun)

    a genus of plants having a beaklike tours or receptacle, around which the seed capsules are arranged, and membranous projections, or stipules, at the joints. Most of the species have showy flowers and a pungent odor. Called sometimes crane's-bill

  2. Geranium(noun)

    a cultivated pelargonium

  3. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. gera`nion, from ge`ranos crane: cf. F. granium. See Crane, n.]


  1. Geranium

    Geranium is a genus of 422 species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are commonly known as the cranesbills. They are found throughout the temperate regions of the world and the mountains of the tropics, but mostly in the eastern part of the Mediterranean region. The long, palmately cleft leaves are broadly circular in form. The flowers have five petals and are coloured white, pink, purple or blue, often with distinctive veining. Geraniums will grow in any soil as long as it is not waterlogged. Propagation is by semiripe cuttings in summer, by seed, or by division in autumn or spring. The genus name is derived from the Greek γέρανος, géranos, or γερανός, geranós, crane. The English name "cranesbill" derives from the appearance of the fruit capsule of some of the species. Species in the Geranium genus have a distinctive mechanism for seed dispersal. This consists of a beak-like column which springs open when ripe and casts the seeds some distance. The fruit capsule consists of five cells, each containing one seed, joined to a column produced from the centre of the old flower. The common name cranesbill comes from the shape of the unsprung column, which in some species is long and looks like the bill of a crane. Many species in this genus do not have a long beak-like column.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Geranium

    je-rā′ni-um, n. a genus of plants with seed-vessels like a crane's bill. [L.,—Gr. geraniongeranos, a crane.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Geranium

    A plant genus of the family GERANIACEAE. Geranium is also used as a common name for PELARGONIUM.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of geranium in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of geranium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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