1 any cultivated geraniaceous plant of the genus Pelargonium, having scarlet, pink, or white showy flowers
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2 any geraniaceous plant of the genus Geranium, such as cranesbill and herb Robert, having divided leaves and pink or purplish flowers
3 a strong red to a moderate or strong pink colour (C16: from Latin: cranesbill, from Greek geranion, from geranos crane)
n a cultivated geraniaceous plant, Pelargonium limoneum, with lemon-scented leaves
n a small geraniaceous shrub, Pelargonium graveolens, grown in North America for its pink flowers and fragrant leaves, used for scenting perfumes and cosmetics
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