Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of peony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of numerous plants widely cultivated for their showy single or double red or pink or white flowers; the peony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of numerous plants widely cultivated for their showy single or double red or pink or white flowers

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Examples

  • [4400] Montaltus paeony seed, unicorn's horn; os de corde cervi, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And the Qheen was a shining star with her turquoise hat dressed with a delicately pink rose/paeony type of flower.

    A Royal Day Out

  • Speaking generally, the flowers of the French section resemble the chrysanthemum, and those of the German the paeony.

    Gardening for the Million

  • Near by, amid a tangle of many-hued corn-flowers I see the promise of coming lilies, the sudden crimson of a solitary paeony; and in lowlier state against the poor parched earth glow the golden cups of the eschseholtzias.

    The Roadmender

  • The violet eyes and crocus fingers of Spring smiled and quivered, at sight of the crimson rose heart, and flaming paeony cheeks of royal Summer; and creamy and purple chrysanthemums that quill their laces over the russet robes of Autumn, here stared in indignant amazement, at the premature presumption of snowy regal camellias, audaciously advancing to crown the icy brows of Winter.

    At the Mercy of Tiberius

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