Definition of Peony

1. Noun. Any of numerous plants widely cultivated for their showy single or double red or pink or white flowers.

Exact synonyms: Paeony
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Paeonia, Paeonia

Definition of Peony

1. n. 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.

Definition of Peony

1. Noun. The ''Paeonia'' genus of flowering plants with large fragrant flowers. (defdate from 10th c.) ¹

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Definition of Peony

1. a flowering plant [n -NIES]

Medical Definition of Peony

1. Origin: OE. Pione, pioine, pioni, OF. Pione, F. Pivoine, L. Paeonia, Gr, fr, the god of healing. Cf. Paean. A plant, and its flower, of the ranunculaceous genus Paeonia. Of the four or five species, one is a shrub; the rest are perennial herbs with showy flowers, often double in cultivation. Alternative forms: paeony, and piony. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Peony

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1. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1854)
"The Earl of Mount Norris, whose successful culture of the tree peony has been ... Sir A. Hume's Moutan peony.— Flowers double. Petals of the same colour as ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"CBP Male peony, with Leaves having broader Segments. c. ... С. В- P. peony with Leaves hoary underneath, and white or pale Flowers. ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"A yellow- flowered shrub-peony is lately offered by Lemoine (La Lorraine) ... One of the modern type of herbaceous peony. The herbaceous peony has come into ..."

4. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"The tree peony should not be forgotten. It is hardy and long-lived, and, unlike the herbaceous peony, it has a solid bush form. The flowers are splendid in ..."

5. Bulbs and Tuberous-rooted Plants: Their History, Description, Methods of by Charles Linnaeus Allen (1893)
"This is the old double red peony of the gardens, one of the most showy of the ... FINE LEAVED peony. The herbaceous Peonies are readily propagated by seed, ..."

6. Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits, and Plants in All Ages and in by Charles Montgomery Skinner (1911)
"peony The peony, or paeony, is cited by Pliny as the earliest known of medicinal plants. In his very remarkable natural history we learn that the woodpecker ..."

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