Hydrangea meaning

hī-drānjə, -drăn-
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A taxonomic genus within the family Hydrangeaceae — the hydrangeas.
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Any of various shrubs of the genus Hydrangea, having opposite leaves and large, flat-topped or rounded clusters of white, pink, or blue flowers.
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Any of a genus (Hydrangea) of shrubs or vines of the saxifrage family, with opposite leaves and large, showy clusters of blue, white, or pink flowers, often sterile.
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Origin of hydrangea

  • New Latin Hydrangēa genus name hydr(o)– Greek angeion vessel (from the cuplike shape of their seed capsules) angio–

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ὕδωρ (hydor, “water”) and ἄγγος (aggos, “jar”) after the shape of its fruits. Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).

    From Wiktionary