crane's-bill
Geranium Ge*ra"ni*um (j[-e]*r[=a]"n[i^]*[u^]m), n. [L., fr. Gr. gera`nion, from ge`ranos crane: cf. F. g['e]ranium. See {Crane}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of plants having a beaklike torus or receptacle, around which the seed capsules are arranged, and membranous projections, or stipules, at the joints. Most of the species have showy flowers and a pungent odor. Called sometimes {crane's-bill}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Floriculture) A cultivated pelargonium. [1913 Webster]

Note: Many plants referred to the genus {Geranium} by the earlier botanists are now separated from it under the name of {Pelargonium}, which includes all the commonly cultivated ``geraniums'', mostly natives of South Africa. [1913 Webster]


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  • Crane's-bill — (kr?nz b?l ), n. 1. (Bot.) The geranium; so named from the long axis of the fruit, which resembles the beak of a crane. Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) A pair of long beaked forceps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crane's-bill — crane s′ bill n. pln geranium 1) • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • crane's-bill — cranesˈbill or crane sˈ bill noun Any wild species of the Geranium genus, from the beaked fruit • • • Main Entry: ↑crane …   Useful english dictionary

  • crane’s-bill — snaputis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Snaputinių (Geraniaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Geranium). atitikmenys: lot. Geranium angl. crane’s bill; crowfoot; geranium; wild geranium vok. Storchschnabel rus. герань lenk. bodziszek …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • crane's bill — noun any of numerous geraniums of the genus Geranium • Syn: ↑cranesbill • Hypernyms: ↑geranium • Hyponyms: ↑wild geranium, ↑spotted cranesbill, ↑Geranium maculatum, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crane's-bill — n. Geranium …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bloody crane’s-bill — raudonžiedis snaputis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Geranium sanguineum angl. bloody crane’s bill; blood red geranium; crimson crane’s bill; garden geranium vok. Blut Storchschnabel; Rosen Storchschnabel rus. герань кроваво красная …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • crimson crane’s-bill — raudonžiedis snaputis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Geranium sanguineum angl. bloody crane’s bill; blood red geranium; crimson crane’s bill; garden geranium vok. Blut Storchschnabel; Rosen Storchschnabel rus. герань кроваво красная …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • rock crane's-bill — stambiašaknis snaputis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Snaputinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Geranium macrorrhizum), paplitęs pietų Europoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Geranium macrorrhizum angl. bigroot… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Nepalese crane's-bill — nepalinis snaputis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Snaputinių šeimos dažinis, rauginis augalas (Geranium nepalense), paplitęs Pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Geranium nepalense angl. Nepalese crane s bill šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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