noun Etymology: New Latin, from hydr- + Greek angeion vessel — more at angi- Date: circa 1753 any of a genus (Hydrangea) of mostly shrubs having opposite leaves and showy clusters of usually sterile white, pink, or bluish flowers that is either placed in the saxifrage family or the hydrangea family (Hydrangeaceae)

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  • hydrangea — ⇒HYDRANGÉA, subst. fém. BOT. Nom générique de l hortensia. Cinq ou six vases apportés par des mains bien intentionnées contenaient des roses blanches, des hydrangéas (COLETTE, Chatte, 1933, p. 59). Prononc. et Orth. : [ ]. Dict. du XXe s. :… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hydrangea — Hy*dran ge*a, peop. n. [NL., fr. Gr. y dwr water + ? vessel, capsule: cf. F. hydrang[ e]e.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubby plants bearing opposite leaves and large heads of showy flowers, white, or of various colors. {Hydrangea hortensis}, the common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydrangea — [hī drān′jə, hīdran′jə; hī drān′jē ə, hī dran′jē ə] n. [ModL < HYDR + Gr angeion, vessel] any of a genus (Hydrangea) of shrubs or vines of the saxifrage family, with opposite leaves and large, showy clusters of white, blue, or pink flowers,… …   English World dictionary

  • Hydrangĕa — (H. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Saxifragaceae Hydrangeae, 10 Kl. 2. Ordn. L.; Arten: H. hortensis, Hortensia (s.d.); H. arborescens, Strauch in Virginien; H. cyanema Nutt., von den Bhotanalpen stammende Pflanze, stark behaart, die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hydrangea — Hydrangĕa L., Pflanzengattg. der Saxifragazeen, Sträucher oder Bäume im östl. Asien und dem gemäßigten Amerika. Die schönste Art ist die Hortensie, H. Hortensia DC., aus China und Japan, mit großen, kugeligen, rosenroten Scheindolden, beliebte… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hydrangea — Hydrangea, s. Hortensie …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Hydrangea —   [zu griechisch angeĩon »Gefäß«], wissenschaftlicher Name der Pflanzengattung Hortensie.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • hydrangea — 1753, coined in Modern Latin by Linnæus as compound of Gk. hydr , stem of hydor water (see WATER (Cf. water) (n.1)) + angeion vessel, capsule (see ANGIO (Cf. angio )); so called from the shrub s cup shaped seed pods …   Etymology dictionary

  • hydrangea — ► NOUN ▪ a shrub with large white, blue, or pink flowers, native to Asia and America. ORIGIN from Greek hudro water + angeion vessel (from the cup shape of its seed capsule) …   English terms dictionary

  • Hydrangea — Taxobox name = Hydrangea image width = 240px image caption = Hydrangea macrophylla regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Cornales familia = Hydrangeaceae genus = Hydrangea genus authority = L. subdivision ranks …   Wikipedia

  • Hydrangea — Para otros usos de este término, véase Hortensia (desambiguación).   Hydrangea …   Wikipedia Español

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