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Definition of "gardenia" []

  • Any of various shrubs and trees of the Old World tropics that belong to the genus Gardenia, especially G. jasminoides native to China, having glossy evergreen leaves and large, fragrant, usually white flowers. (noun)
  • The flower of this plant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gardenia" in a sentence
  • "We identified it on the Australian Caterpillar Website has images of the entire metamorphosis and identifies it as the Gardenia Hawk Moth because the caterpillar feeds on gardenia."
  • "In Bloom By Reese Witherspoon — described as a gardenia, magnolia and jasmine scent and priced at $34 a bottle — will debut in November."
  • ""Dr. Cotton it was who told me, the one who used to live in Tradd Street, he was a relative of Dr. Garden the man that gave his name to that flower they call the gardenia -- had it sent him from somewhere in the South, but"