peonia definition

  • noun:
    • In Spanish America, a land-measure, perhaps not now used rather than well-defined in level.
    • In Spanish-American nations, a tiny bright-colored seed of a few plants, specially of Abrus Abrus, Dolicholus phaseoloides, and Erythrina coralloides, often used for winning contests of opportunity, such as for instance draughts. See colorin.
    • In Mexico, a name placed on a number of flowers with tuberous roots, specially to two composites, Perezia runcinata and Zexmenia podocephala, because of the similarity of their origins to those of P├Žonia officinalis.

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