Definitions for peonyˈpi ə ni
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pe•o•nyˈpi ə ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.
any of various plants of the genus Paeonia, having large showy flowers, as
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
any of numerous plants widely cultivated for their showy single or double red or pink or white flowers
The Paeonia genus of flowering plants with large fragrant flowers.
Origin: peonie, peonia et al., from paeonia; later reinforced by peonie, peone, from Latin paeonia, from Hellenistic παιωνία, from Παιών.
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
The peony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America. Boundaries between species are not clear and estimates of the number of species range from 25 to 40. Most are herbaceous perennial plants 0.5–1.5 metres tall, but some resemble trees 1.5–3 metres tall. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves and large, often fragrant, flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, in late spring and early summer.
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