Peony Pe"o*ny, n.; pl. {Peonies}. [OE. pione, pioine, pioni, OF. pione, F. pivoine, L. paeonia, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, the god of healing. Cf. {P[ae]an}.] (Bot.) A plant, and its flower, of the ranunculaceous genus {P[ae]onia}. Of the four or five species, one is a shrub; the rest are perennial herbs with showy flowers, often double in cultivation. [Written also {p[ae]ony}, and {piony}.] [1913 Webster]

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