plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Geranium + -ales

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Geraniales

Cite this Entry

“Geraniales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!