plural noun
Ge·​ra·​ni·​a·​les | \ jəˌrānēˈā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Geraniales

: an order of mostly herbaceous or shrubby dicotyledonous plants that have 5-parted regular flowers with stamens usually a multiple of the number of sepals and a syncarpous ovary and that include the geraniums and cranesbills, wood sorrels, jewelweeds, flaxes, and a large but variable number of related plants — see euphorbiaceae, geraniaceae

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History and Etymology for Geraniales

New Latin, from Geranium + -ales

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“Geraniales.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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