hydrangea

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noun hy·dran·gea \hī-ˈdrān-jə\

Definition of hydrangea

  1. :  any of a genus (Hydrangea) of mostly shrubs having opposite leaves and showy clusters of usually sterile white, pink, or bluish flowers that is either placed in the saxifrage family or the hydrangea family (Hydrangeaceae)

Origin and Etymology of hydrangea

New Latin, from hydr- + Greek angeion vessel — more at angi-


First Known Use: circa 1753


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hydrangea

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noun hy·dran·gea \hī-ˈdrān-jə\

Medical Definition of hydrangea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of widely distributed shrubs and one woody vine (family Saxifragaceae) with opposite leaves and showy clusters of usually sterile white, pink, or bluish flowers

  2. 2:  any plant of the genus Hydrangea

  3. 3:  the dried rhizome and roots of the wild plant of the genus Hydrangea (H. arborescens) formerly used in pharmacy as a diuretic


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