Definition of Purple avens

1. Noun. North American perennial with hairy basal pinnate leaves and purple flowers and plume-tipped fruits.

Exact synonyms: Geum Triflorum, Prairie Smoke
Generic synonyms: Avens



2. Noun. Erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals.
Exact synonyms: Chocolate Root, Geum Rivale, Indian Chocolate, Water Avens
Generic synonyms: Avens

Lexicographical Neighbors of Purple Avens

purparties
purparty
purpie
purpies
purple
purple-fish
purple-flowering raspberry
purple-fringed orchid
purple-fringed orchis
purple-hooded orchis
purple-staining Cortinarius
purple-stemmed aster
purple amaranth
purple anise
purple apricot
purple avens (current term)
purple bacteria
purple beech
purple boneset
purple chinese houses
purple clematis
purple clover
purple coral
purple corals
purple cress
purple drank
purple dye murex
purple dye murices
purple emperor
purple emperors

Literary usage of Purple avens

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1915)
"The root leaves of the purple avens are thick and deeply parted, with rounded lobes. ... Even down to our own prosaic day the interest in the purple avens ..."

2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1917)
"The root leaves of the purple avens are thick ... Even down to ou-r own prosaic day the interest in the purple avens centers not a little in the ..."

3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"July-Aug. White Mountains of New Hampshire; Mt. Kineo, 3. Genm ciliatum Pursh. Long-plumed purple avens. (Fig. 1942. ..."

4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Long-plumed purple avens. (Fig. 1942.) Geum ciliatum Pursh, Fl. Am. Sept. 352. 1814. Geum triflorum Pursh, loc. cit. 736. 1814. Softly pubescent with short ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"... rivale (purple avens) the petals are purplish orange and the calyx brown purple. The honey can be reached only by long-tongued bees and flies, ..."

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