pelargonium

noun pel·ar·go·ni·um \ ˌpe-lär-ˈgō-nē-əm , -lər- \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of pelargonium

: any of a genus (Pelargonium) of southern African herbs of the geranium family with showy flowers of usually red, pink, or white distinguished by a spurred calyx and irregular corolla called also geranium, storksbill; compare rose geranium

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Origin and Etymology of pelargonium

New Latin, from Greek pelargos stork (akin to Greek pelios livid, polios gray) + New Latin -nium (as in Geranium) — more at fallow


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