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

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.
any shrub or tree of the Asian and American genus Hydrangea, cultivated for their large clusters of white, pink, or blue flowers: family Hydrangeaceae

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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