• WordNet 3.6
    • n Erodium geraniums of Europe and South America and Australia especially mountainous regions
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n erodium A genus of plants, closely related to Geranium, from which it differs in having only five fertile stamens, and the tails of the carpels bearded upon the inside. There are about 50 species, natives mostly of the old world, though several are very widely naturalized. Some of the common species are known as heron's-bill or stork's-bill.
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In literature:

Erodium cicutarium, introduced from Spain to America.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Some seeds force themselves into the ground, as those of certain grasses, Cranes'-bills (Erodiums), etc.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock