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Meaning of geranium

ge•ra•ni•um

Pronunciation: ( ji-rā'nē-um), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous plants of the genus Geranium, which comprises the crane's-bills.
  2. the wild geranium, G. maculatum, of eastern North America, having loose clusters of lavender flowers.
  3. Also calledany of various plants of the allied genus Pelargonium, native to southern Africa, having showy flowers or fragrant leaves, widely cultivated in gardens and as houseplants.
  4. a flower of this plant.
  5. a vivid red color.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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