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- n. Obsolete form of peony.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See peony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of peony.
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A friend of mine suggested that "lilied" was peculiarly appropriate to form "cold nymphs chaste crowns," from its imputed power as a preserver of chastity: and in MR. HALLIWELL'S folio, several examples are quoted from old poets of "peony" spelt "piony;" and of both _peony_ and _lily_ as
I dart from beneath the dust, and my coat of mail is like the piony, and as if painted with saffron.
Our young piony at the foot of the fir-tree has just blown and looks very handsome, and the whole of the shrubbery border will soon be very gay with pinks and sweet-williams, in addition to the columbines already in bloom.
The common ilouble piony is not the kind used in medicine; this is called the female piony; the single flowered one called the male piony, is the right Kind, This ffrows two or three feet hifjh.
Take wild valerian root, «inifle - rhe of the oak, piony root, and Conferve of lavender flowers, of each half an ounce; of common treacle or honev enough to make them into a ball.
via the incomparable piony ….relativity can be fun, thanks to Ramamurti Shankar, Yale University.