peony

noun pe·o·ny \ ˈpē-ə-nē \

Definition of peony

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

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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

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PEONY Defined for English Language Learners

peony

noun

Definition of peony for English Language Learners

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


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peony

noun pe·o·ny \ ˈpē-ə-nē \

Definition of peony for Students

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

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