noun gail·lar·dia \gə-ˈlär-d(ē-)ə\

Definition of gaillardia

  1. :  any of a genus (Gaillardia) of American composite herbs with showy flower heads —called also blanketflower

Origin and Etymology of gaillardia

New Latin, from Gaillard de Marentonneau, 18th century French botanist

First Known Use: 1879

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