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rose geranium

a geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, cultivated for its fragrant, lobed or narrowly divided leaves.
Origin of rose geranium
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • There was all through the room a sweet scent of rose-geranium, lemon verbena, and the clean, fresh fragrance of new-cut logs.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • She wore a blue silk dress, and some rose-geranium blossoms and leaves in her hair.

    Pembroke Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • It was the sharp scent of vigorous manhood in her quiet room, with its warm fragrance of green wood and rose-geranium.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • Elmira had tended a little pot of rose-geranium in a south window all winter.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • It was just like Aunt Isabel to have rose-geranium in her finger-bowls!

    Missy Dana Gatlin
British Dictionary definitions for rose-geranium

rose geranium

a small geraniaceous shrub, Pelargonium graveolens, grown in North America for its pink flowers and fragrant leaves, used for scenting perfumes and cosmetics
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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