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gardenia

noun gar·de·nia \gär-ˈdē-nyə\

: a large white or yellowish flower that has a pleasant smell

Full Definition of GARDENIA

:  any of a large genus (Gardenia) of Old World tropical trees and shrubs of the madder family with showy fragrant white or yellow flowers
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Origin of GARDENIA

New Latin, from Alexander Garden †1791 Scottish naturalist
First Known Use: 1760

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GARDENIA Defined for Kids

gardenia

noun gar·de·nia \gär-ˈdē-nyə\

Definition of GARDENIA for Kids

:  a large white or yellowish flower with a fragrant smell

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