What does peony mean?

Definitions for peonyˈpi ə ni

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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

  2. Origin: [OE. pione, pioine, pioni, OF. pione, F. pivoine, L. paeonia, Gr. paiwni`a, fr. Pai`wn, Paia`n, the god of healing. Cf. Pan.]


  1. Peony

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peony

    pē′o-ni, n. a genus of plants of the natural order Ranunculaceæ, with large showy flowers, carmine, in some white. [O. Fr. pione (Fr. pivoine)—L. pæonia, healing—Gr. Paiōn.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peony in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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