noun pe·o·ny \ˈpē-ə-nē\

: a type of plant that has large round red, pink, or white flowers; also : the flower

plural pe·o·nies

Full Definition of PEONY

:  any of a genus (Paeonia of the family Paeoniaceae) of chiefly Eurasian plants with large often double flowers
:  the flower of a peony

Origin of PEONY

Middle English piony, from Anglo-French peonie, pioiné, from Latin paeonia, from Greek paiōnia, from Paiōn Paeon, physician of the gods
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil
PEONIES Defined for Kids


noun pe·o·ny \ˈpē-ə-nē\
plural pe·o·nies

Definition of PEONY for Kids

:  a plant that is widely grown for its large showy white, pink, or red flowers


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