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Geraʹnium (g soft)

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The Turks say this was a common mallow changed by the touch of Mahomet’s garment.

The word is from the Greek gerănos (a crane); and the plant is calledCrane’s Bill,” from the resemblance of the fruit to the bill of a crane.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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