peony definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous yard plants associated with the genus Paeonia, having large, variously colored blossoms with numerous stamens and many pistils.
    • A plant, and its flower, of the ranunculaceous genus Pæonia. Of the four or five species, one is a shrub; the rest are perennial herbs with showy flowers, often double in cultivation.
    • Any plant of genus Pæonia, which includes strong-growing showy perennials, familiar in home gardens.
    • any of many plants commonly cultivated due to their showy solitary or two fold purple or green or white blossoms

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