Hydrangea



[hahy-dreyn-juh, -jee-uh, -dran-] /haɪˈdreɪn dʒə, -dʒi ə, -ˈdræn-/

noun
1.
any shrub belonging to the genus Hydrangea, of the saxifrage family, several species of which are cultivated for their large, showy flower clusters of white, pink, or blue.
/haɪˈdreɪndʒə/
noun
1.
any shrub or tree of the Asian and American genus Hydrangea, cultivated for their large clusters of white, pink, or blue flowers: family Hydrangeaceae
n.

1753, coined in Modern Latin by Linnæus as compound of Greek hydr-, stem of hydor “water” (see water (n.1)) + angeion “vessel, capsule” (see angio-); so called from the shrub’s cup-shaped seed pods.

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