peegee hydrangea

noun
pee·​gee hydrangea | \ ˈpē¦jē- \

Definition of peegee hydrangea

: a shrub (Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora) having large panicles of white flowers that turn pink as the flowers mature

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History and Etymology for peegee hydrangea

peegee probably from the initial letters of New Latin paniculata (specific epithet of Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora), feminine of paniculatus paniculate, and New Latin grandiflora (varietal epithet of Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora), feminine of grandiflorus large-flowered, from Latin grandis large, great + Late Latin -florus -florous

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“Peegee hydrangea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peegee%20hydrangea. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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