Geraniaceous
Geraniaceous Ge*ra`ni*a"ceous, a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of pants ({Geraniace[ae]}) which includes the genera Geranium, Pelargonium, and many others.

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  • geraniaceous — /ji ray nee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Geraniaceae, the geranium family of plants. Cf. geranium family. [ < NL Geraniace(ae) (see GERANIUM, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • geraniaceous — ge·ra·ni·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • geraniaceous — adjective see geraniaceae * * * /ji ray nee ay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Geraniaceae, the geranium family of plants. Cf. geranium family. [ < NL Geraniace(ae) (see GERANIUM, ACEAE) + OUS] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nasturtium — Nas*tur tium, n. [L. nasturtium, for nasitortium, fr. nasus nose + torquere, tortum, to twist, torture, in allusion to the causing one to make a wry face by its pungent taste. See {Nose} of the face, and {Torture}.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tropaeolum majus — Nasturtium Nas*tur tium, n. [L. nasturtium, for nasitortium, fr. nasus nose + torquere, tortum, to twist, torture, in allusion to the causing one to make a wry face by its pungent taste. See {Nose} of the face, and {Torture}.] 1. (Bot.) A genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tropaeolum peregrinum — Nasturtium Nas*tur tium, n. [L. nasturtium, for nasitortium, fr. nasus nose + torquere, tortum, to twist, torture, in allusion to the causing one to make a wry face by its pungent taste. See {Nose} of the face, and {Torture}.] 1. (Bot.) A genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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