gardenia

noun gar·de·nia \ gär-ˈdē-nyə \

Definition of gardenia

: any of a large genus (Gardenia) of Old World tropical trees and shrubs of the madder family with showy fragrant white or yellow flowers

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Origin and Etymology of gardenia

New Latin, from Alexander Garden †1791 Scottish naturalist


GARDENIA Defined for English Language Learners

gardenia

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Definition of gardenia for English Language Learners

  • : a large white or yellowish flower that has a pleasant smell


GARDENIA Defined for Kids

gardenia

noun gar·de·nia \ gär-ˈdē-nyə \

Definition of gardenia for Students

: a large white or yellowish flower with a fragrant smell


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