peony

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noun pe·o·ny \ˈpē-ə-nē\

Definition of peony

plural

peonies

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Paeonia of the family Paeoniaceae) of chiefly Eurasian plants with large often double flowers

  2. 2 :  the flower of a peony

Origin and Etymology 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

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PEONY Defined for English Language Learners

peony

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noun pe·o·ny \ˈpē-ə-nē\

Definition of peony for English Language Learners

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


PEONY Defined for Kids

peony

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noun pe·o·ny \ˈpē-ə-nē\

Definition of peony for Students

plural

peonies

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


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