DSAE test file

geranium, noun

English, South African EnglishShow more Transferred use of general English Geranium a genus of herbaceous plants or undershrubs growing wild in temperate regions (in which sense the word is also used in South African English).
A name commonly given to the pelargonium.
Used also in British English in this sense.
[1760 W. Shenstone Works & Lett. III. 315An antique vase is introduced with a flower and two or three leaves of the scarlet Geranium.]
1989 Your Gardening Questions Answered (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 337Geranium, Pelargonium (Geranium). Large genus of easy-to-grow, bushy or trailing plants.
A name commonly given to the pelargonium.

Visualise Quotations

Quotation summary