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pelab
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pelagic bird
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Pelargonic
Pelargonium graveolens
Pelargonium hortorum
Pelargonium limoneum
Pelargonium odoratissimum
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Pelargonium definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: geraniums native chiefly to South Africa; widely cultivated [syn: Pelargonium, genus Pelargonium]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pelargos stork (akin to Greek pelios livid, polios gray) + New Latin -nium (as in Geranium) more at fallow Date: 1835 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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any plant of the genus Pelargonium, with red, pink, or white flowers and fragrant leaves. Also called GERANIUM. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk pelargos stork: cf. GERANIUM

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pelargonic Pel`ar*gon"ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid (called also nonoic acid) found in the leaves of the geranium (Pelargonium) and allied plants.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pelargonium Pel`ar*go"ni*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a stork.] (Bot.) A large genus of plants of the order Geraniace[ae], differing from Geranium in having a spurred calyx and an irregular corolla. Note: About one hundred and seventy species are known, nearly all of them natives of South Africa, and many having very beautiful blossoms. See the Note under Geranium.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Bot.) Stork's bill.



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