Pae·​o·​nia | \ pēˈōnēə \

Definition of Paeonia

: a genus of perennial herbs or subshrubs (family Ranunculaceae) that are native chiefly to Europe and Asia and have thickened or tuberous roots, divided leaves, flowers often double in cultivation, and fruit consisting of several many-seeded follicles — see peony

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History and Etymology for Paeonia

New Latin, from Latin, peony, from Greek paiōnia, from Paiōn Paeon, physician of the gods, its reputed discoverer

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“Paeonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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