Definitions for peonyˈpi ə ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pe•o•nyˈpi ə ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.

  1. any of various plants of the genus Paeonia, having large showy flowers, as

    P. lactiflora.

    Category: Plants

Origin of peony:

bef. 1000; late ME pyony, ME pione (< AF, OF), OE peonie < L paeōnia < Gk paiōnía peony (esp. its root, used medicinally), der. of Paianpaean

Princeton's WordNet

  1. peony, paeony(noun)

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


  1. peony(Noun)

    The Paeonia genus of flowering plants with large fragrant flowers.

  2. Origin: peonie, peonia et al., from paeonia; later reinforced by peonie, peone, from Latin paeonia, from Hellenistic παιωνία, from Παιών.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peony(noun)

    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


  1. Peony

    Peony is a novel by Pearl S. Buck first published in 1948. It is a story of China's Kaifeng Jews.


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