hydrangea

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hy·dran·gea

noun \hī-ˈdrān-jə\

Definition of HYDRANGEA

:  any of a genus (Hydrangea) of mostly shrubs having opposite leaves and showy clusters of usually sterile white, pink, or bluish flowers that is either placed in the saxifrage family or the hydrangea family (Hydrangeaceae)

Origin of HYDRANGEA

New Latin, from hydr- + Greek angeion vessel — more at angi-
First Known Use: circa 1753

hy·dran·gea

noun \hī-ˈdrān-jə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDRANGEA

1
capitalized : a large genus of widely distributed shrubs and one woody vine (family Saxifragaceae) with opposite leaves and showy clusters of usually sterile white, pink, or bluish flowers
2
: any plant of the genus Hydrangea
3
: the dried rhizome and roots of the wild plant of the genus Hydrangea (H. arborescens) formerly used in pharmacy as a diuretic

hydrangea

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of approximately 23 species of erect or climbing woody shrubs that make up the genus Hydrangea (family Hydrangeaceae). It is native to the Western Hemisphere and eastern Asia. Several species are grown in greenhouses and gardens for their showy, usually ball-like flower clusters. Cultivated varieties of the French hydrangea, or hortensia H. macrophylla, bear large globular flower clusters in various colours; they are the florist's hydrangeas.

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