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noun
Gardenia  n.  (Bot.) A genus of plants, some species of which produce beautiful and fragrant flowers; Cape jasmine; so called in honor of Dr. Alexander Garden.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Gardenia" Quotes from Famous Books



... six or seven bunches on a bamboo pole and bring them thus to market. One meets these young Atlases moving along the roads, chaplets of frangipani upon their curling hair, or perhaps a single gardenia or tube-rose behind their ears, singing softly and treading steadily, smiling, and all with a burden that would stagger ...
— Mystic Isles of the South Seas. • Frederick O'Brien

... got its posy in its button-hole?" she inquired, throwing open his ulster. There was a gardenia there. ...
— With the Procession • Henry B. Fuller

... himself like a pleased child, he motioned us to hide ourselves in a thicket of young casuarinas. From our ambush he pointed out to us one of the group beneath the palm, having several white buds of the fragrant gardenia in her hair, and a garland of the rosa cinensis about her neck; when satisfied that he had drawn our attention to the right person, he gave us to understand, with an air of great complacency, that she was 'Olla,' his wife. While thus engaged, ...
— The Island Home • Richard Archer

... answered Stephen (we had become intimate and I called him Stephen now), "a man alone among savages might easily come to grief and never be heard of again. Hark! What's that?" and he pointed to some gardenia bushes in the shadow of the house near by, whence came a sound of ...
— Allan and the Holy Flower • H. Rider Haggard



Words linked to "Gardenia" :   crepe gardenia, genus Gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides, Gardenia augusta, shrub



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