Definition of Peony family
1. Noun. Perennial rhizomatous herbs and shrubs; of temperate Europe and North America.
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Ranales, Order Ranunculales, Ranales, Ranunculales
Member holonyms: Genus Paeonia, Paeonia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Peony Family
Literary usage of Peony family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. by Massachusetts Horticultural Society, W.D. Ticknor & Co, James Englebert Teschemacher (1902)
"In a wild state the peony family consists of some twenty-five distinct species. Baker's monograph of 1884 enumerates 22; that of 11. ..."