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- n. Plural form of piony.
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A traveller who saw many of them in their opera boxes, says, "I could compare them to nothing but a large bed of pionies."
Page view page image: fireplace gay with the flowers of the season, pionies and Guelder-roses, and ornamented with storied tiles, that, if not as classic, were, as we can vouch, far more entertaining than the sculptured marble of our own luxurious days.
O Ibla, thy cheek resembles the crimson rose, and the pionies of the gardens are like it.
I am going this evening in search of Madame Roland; I doubt we shall both miss each other's lilies and roses: she may have got some pionies in their room, but mine are replaced with crocuses.