[ji-rey-nee-ey-shuh s] /dʒɪˌreɪ niˈeɪ ʃəs/

belonging to the Geraniaceae, the geranium family of plants.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Geraniaceae, a family of plants with typically hairy stems and beaklike fruits: includes the geranium, pelargonium, storksbill, and cranesbill


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