Peony

• (n.) A plant, and its flower, of the ranunculaceous genus Paeonia. Of the four or five species, one is a shrub; the rest are perennial herbs with showy flowers, often double in cultivation.
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peony

paeony noun any of numerous plants widely cultivated for their showy single or double red or pink or white flowers
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Peony

Pe'o·ny noun ; plural Peonies . [ Middle English pione , pioine , pioni , Old French pione , French pivoine , Latin paeonia , Greek ..., from ..., ..., the god of healing. Confer Pæan .] (Botany) A plant, and its flower, of th...
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peony

Any of a group of perennial plants native to Europe, Asia, and North America, remarkable for their large, round, brilliant white, pink, or red flowers. Most popular in gardens are the common peony (P. officinalis), the white peony (P. lactiflora), and the taller tree peony (P. suffruticosa). ...
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peony

any of the flowering plants in the genus Paeonia (family Paeoniaceae) known for their large, showy blossoms. All but two species are native to ... [1 related articles]
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peony

Origin: OE. Pione, pioine, pioni, OF. Pione, F. Pivoine, L. Paeonia, Gr, fr, the god of healing. Cf. Paean. ... <botany> A plant, and its flower, of the ranunculaceous genus Paeonia. Of the four or five species, one is a shrub; the rest are perennial herbs with showy flowers, often double in cultivation. ... Alternative forms: paeony, and pio...
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peony

peony (pē'unē) , any plant of the genus Paeonia of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercup family, although placed in the order Dilleniales as a separate family, the Paeoniaceae, by many modern botanists), mostly Eurasian species popular as garden and florists' flowers. Herbaceous peonie...
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Peony

Peony (Paeonia officinalis) is a poisonous perennial herb of the family Paeoniceae with tuberous fleshy roots and a stout, erect, branched, glabrous stem. The leaves are ternate or biternate and have ovate to lanceolate segments, dark-green above and a lighter colour below. The flowers are terminal, showy, and red or white in colour with eight peta...
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peony

[n] - any of numerous plants widely cultivated for their showy single or double red or pink or white flowers
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