Definition of Beefsteak geranium

1. Noun. Any of numerous usually rhizomatous hybrid begonias derived from an East Indian plant having rough-textured leaves patterned in silver and bronze and purple and red-brown with inconspicuous flowers.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beefsteak Geranium

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beefed out
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beefiest
beefily
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beefinesses
beefing
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beefsteak begonia
beefsteak fungus
beefsteak geranium (current term)
beefsteak morel
beefsteak plant
beefsteak tomato
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beegums
beehive
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Literary usage of Beefsteak geranium

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1. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1871)
"Yellow myrtle, and the plants commonly called Wandering Jew, and ice plant, as well as a variety of saxifrage known as beefsteak geranium, may be made to ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"beefsteak geranium. A large genus of very popular and useful plants for the house, conservatory and garden. Succulent herbs or under- shrubs, ..."

3. Animal and Plant Lore: Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking by Fanny Dickerson Bergen (1899)
"It is bad luck to have the beefsteak geranium (Begonia sp.) in the house. Nova Scotia. 1197. It is unlucky to make birch brooms in May. ..."

4. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1837)
"1-15 i. sarmento'sa, (beefsteak geranium, creeping saxifrage, w. Au. 7)..) leaves roundish, toothed, hairy ; sending off creeping shoots; 2 petals in each ..."

5. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"BEGONIA, ELEPHANT'S EAR, beefsteak geranium. (Named for M. Began, Governor of St. Domingo 2UU years ago.) Flowers with the calyx and corolla colored alike, ..."

6. Familiar Lectures on Botany: Explaining the Structure, Classification, and by Lincoln Phelps (1854)
"... one species oi which is called beefsteak-geranium ; its leaves are roundish and hairy ; it sends forth creeping shoots. ..."

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