cranesbill
noun Date: 1548 geranium 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cranesbill — or crane s bill [krānz′bil΄] n. GERANIUM (sense 1) * * * cranes·bill (krānzʹbĭl ) n. See geranium. * * * …   Universalium

  • cranesbill — or crane s bill [krānz′bil΄] n. GERANIUM (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • cranesbill — noun a herbaceous plant with lobed leaves and typically purple or violet five petalled flowers. [Geranium pratense (meadow cranesbill) and related species.] Origin C16: so named because of the long spur on the fruit, thought to resemble a crane s …   English new terms dictionary

  • cranesbill — noun Any flowering plant of the genus Geranium found throughout the temperate zone …   Wiktionary

  • cranesbill — n. geranium (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cranesbill — cranes·bill …   English syllables

  • cranesbill — /ˈkreɪnzbɪl/ (say kraynzbil) noun → geranium (def. 1). Also, crane s bill. {crane + ( )s1 + bill2; 16th century translation of Dutch kranebek geranium} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cranesbill — n. any of various plants of the genus Geranium, having beaked fruits …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of cranesbill species — The cranesbills are a genus, Geranium , of 422 species.There are three subgenera, divided in sections and subsections : *Geranium subg. Erodioidea *Geranium subg. Geranium : to be discerned by its fruit of the seed ejecting type *Geranium subg.… …   Wikipedia

  • meadow cranesbill — noun tall perennial cranesbill with paired violet blue axillary flowers; native to northern parts of Old World and naturalized in North America • Syn: ↑Geranium pratense • Hypernyms: ↑cranesbill, ↑crane s bill * * * noun : a tall perennial… …   Useful english dictionary

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