cranes·​bill ˈkrānz-ˌbil How to pronounce cranesbill (audio)

Examples of cranesbill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To dress up the space, JGS also prescribed a variety of shade plants including shrubs, colorful hydrangea, day lilies, cranesbill and ivy that shared the yard with sun-loving clusters of tall grasses, rose bushes and brown-eyed Susans. Susan Degrane,, 21 July 2021 The bare bases would benefit from some low-growing companion, cranesbill or leadwort, perhaps. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2020 Create a pastel combination with lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina), verbenas, pink bee balms (Monarda), calamints (Calamintha), and cranesbills (Geranium) backed with ornamental grasses. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, 29 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cranesbill was in 1548

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“Cranesbill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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