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(Science: botany) a genus of shrubby plants bearing opposite leaves and large heads of showy flowers, white, or of various colours. H. Hortensis, the common garden species, is a native of china or japan.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. ydwr water _ vessel, capsule: cf. F. Hydrangee.

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