rose geranium


Definition of rose geranium

: any of several pelargoniums grown for their fragrant 3- to 5-lobed leaves and small pink flowers

Examples of rose geranium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How to: Combine 3 drops tea tree, 5 drops lavender, 3 drops rose geranium, and 1 oz carrier oil (jojoba or apricot kernel) into a glass dropper bottle and apply a dime-sized amount 1-2 times a day after washing skin with a gentle cleanser. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "6 Ways You Can Use Essential Oils To Treat And Prevent Acne Naturally," 8 Nov. 2017 Shed executive chef Perry Hoffman (whose mother happened to be a florist) has added julienned rose petals into a beet dish, made an ice cream with plum blossoms, and macerated fresh berries with rose geranium-infused sugar (see recipe). Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Flower power: Bay Area chefs and farmers push petals into the mainstream," 19 Apr. 2018 This one is an all-natural and surprisingly simple blend of four starches — arrowroot and rice powder, kaolin clay, and baking soda — plus two essential oils (rose geranium and palmarosaa) for a light, blossomy scent. Emily Barth Isler, Allure, "13 Amazing Hair-Care Products From Natural Beauty Brands," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of rose geranium

1773, in the meaning defined above

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“Rose geranium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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