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pelargonium

[pel-ahr-goh-nee-uh m, -er-] /ˌpɛl ɑrˈgoʊ ni əm, -ər-/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Pelargonium, the cultivated species of which are usually called geranium.
Compare geranium (def 2).
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < New Latin < Greek pelargó(s) stork + (gerá)nion geranium
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pelargonium

/ˌpɛləˈɡəʊnɪəm/
noun
1.
any plant of the chiefly southern African geraniaceous genus Pelargonium, having circular or lobed leaves and red, pink, or white aromatic flowers: includes many cultivated geraniums
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Greek pelargos stork, on the model of geranium; from the likeness of the seed vessels to a stork's bill
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