A type of plant that is native to southern Africa and has white, pink, purple, or red flowers and 3- to 5-lobed leaves. An essential oil that smells like roses is taken from the leaves and used in perfume, in mosquito repellants, and in aromatherapy to treat skin problems and to reduce stress. The scientific name for the plant is Pelargonium graveolens. Also called geranium.

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  • Pelargonium — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Pelargonium P. drummondii …   Wikipedia Español

  • Pelargonium — Pélargonium  Cet article concerne les Géraniums de jardinerie, le genre Pelargonium stricto sensu. Pour l article concernant le genre Géranium, voir Géranium (genre) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pélargonium — [ pelargɔnjɔm ] n. m. • 1850; pélargons plur. 1808; du gr. pelargos « cigogne », à cause de la forme du fruit, allongé en bec de cigogne 1 ♦ Bot. Plante (géraniacées) d origine exotique, acclimatée et cultivée en Europe à cause de la beauté de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pelargonium — [pel΄är gō′nē əm] n. [ModL Pelargonium < Gr pelargos, stork (after ModL Geranium: see GERANIUM), because the carpels resemble a stork s bill] any of a genus (Pelargonium) of mostly South African plants of the geranium family, having circular… …   English World dictionary

  • Pelargonium — Pel ar*go ni*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a stork.] (Bot.) A large genus of plants of the order {Geraniace[ae]}, differing from Geranium in having a spurred calyx and an irregular corolla. [1913 Webster] Note: About one hundred and seventy species are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelargonium — Pelargonium. См. пеларгонии. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Pelargonĭum — (P. Herit.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Geraniaceae, Monadelphia, Pentandria L.; die sehr zahlreichen Arten sind als Untergattungen getrennt worden; diese sind: Campylia, Ciconium, Chorisma, Cortusina, Cynosbata, Eumorpha, Dimacria,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pelargonĭum — Hérit. (Kranichschnabel), Gattung der Geraniazeen, Kräuter oder Holzgewächse, manchmal mit fleischigem oder knolligem Stengel, gegenständigen, einfachen, runden, gelappten oder tief eingeschnittenen Blättern, die häufig in kopfigen Drüsenhaaren… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • pelargonium — ► NOUN ▪ a shrubby plant cultivated for its red, pink, or white flowers. ORIGIN Latin, from Greek pelargos stork , apparently on the pattern of geranium …   English terms dictionary

  • Pelargonium — Pelargonien Sorte von Pelargonium crispum. Systematik Abteilung: Bedecktsamer (Magnoliophyta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pelargonium — Geraniums P. graveolens Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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