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