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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pelargonium \Pel`ar*go"ni*um\, prop. n. [NL., fr. Gr. pelargo`s a stork.] (Bot.) A large genus of plants of the order Geraniace[ae], differing from Geranium in having a spurred calyx and an irregular corolla. [1913 Webster] Note: About one hundred and seventy species are known, nearly all of them natives of South Africa, and many having very beautiful blossoms. See the Note under Geranium. [1913 Webster] Pelasgian