noun ero·di·um \-dēəm\

Definition of erodium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of herbs (family Geraniaceae) having pinnate or pinnatifid leaves, small flowers, and long bearded twisted tails on the carpels — see alfilaria

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Erodium —called also heron's-bill, storksbill

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Origin and Etymology of erodium

New Latin, from Greek erōdios heron; from the long-beaked fruit — more at ardea

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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