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rose geranium

noun
1.
a geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, cultivated for its fragrant, lobed or narrowly divided leaves.
Origin of rose geranium
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • Since then the odor of rose geranium was no longer noticeable in his wake.

    Mary Ware's Promised Land Annie Fellows Johnston
  • The breeze, scented with rose geranium, touched her forehead like the healing and delicate stroke of his fingers.

    Life and Gabriella Ellen Glasgow
  • He saw her beyond the candles of Graham Jannan's supper table, a rose geranium at her breast.

    The Three Black Pennys Joseph Hergesheimer
  • The fresh leaf of a rose geranium gives a pleasing flavor, for occasional use.

  • Two of the former were the especial pride and delight of the little girls; the one a rose geranium belonging to Maggie.

    Bessie among the Mountains Joanna H. Mathews
  • The effect was not quite as pleasing as she expected, but perhaps the rose geranium would lose its droopy look after a while.

    The Transformation of Job Frederick Vining Fisher
  • It looks like Mammy Susan has all the luck with citronella and I have luck with rose geranium.

  • The window frame was filled with pots of flowers, and she sat and picked the dry leaves from a rose geranium.

  • A rose geranium leaf in each glass of apple jelly is liked by many.

  • Some geraniums, the rose geranium for example, may be grown from cuttings of the roots.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
British Dictionary definitions for rose geranium

rose geranium

noun
1.
a small geraniaceous shrub, Pelargonium graveolens, grown in North America for its pink flowers and fragrant leaves, used for scenting perfumes and cosmetics
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