Pelargonium meaning

pĕlär-gōnē-əm
Any of a genus (Pelargonium) of mostly South African plants of the geranium family, having circular or lobed, often aromatic, leaves and variously colored flowers.
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Any of various flowering plants of the genus Pelargonium, commonly called geraniums or storksbills.
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An extract of the rose geranium, Pelargonium sidoides, used as an alternative medicine.
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Origin of pelargonium

  • New Latin Pelargonium genus name from Greek pelargos stork (from the resemblance of its capsules to a stork's bill) pel-1 in Indo-European roots

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