tree peony

noun

Definition of tree peony 

: a shrubby Chinese peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) that has large showy flowers and is the source of many horticultural varieties

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And colorful Japanese tree peonies, the size of dinner plates, dangled from branches. Hattie Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Cool down this summer in these magical gardens," 5 July 2018 As the evening pulsed on, the crowd was swelled with the arrival of a tribe of models and the action switched to the disco club, where the walls and banquettes were upholstered in bold flower prints and tree peonies fragranced the air. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Takes In Louis Vuitton’s Glittering Cruise Collection In Cannes," 30 May 2018 Showcasing tree peonies, ranunculus, and carnations, this arrangement makes the most of the contrasting shades of yellow and purple to create a truly show-stopping display. Bryan Mason, ELLE Decor, "4 Floral Trends To Keep On Your Radar This Year," 11 Jan. 2016 They are separated into two different groups: herbaceous and tree peonies. Erin Benzakein With Julie Chai, Country Living, "How to Properly Grow and Care for Peonies," 2 Mar. 2018

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1811, in the meaning defined above

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