avens definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Geum) of herbaceous plants of the rose family, with compound leaves and variously colored, usually yellow, flowers
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French avence
avens definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. avens
- Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Geum in the rose family, having often pinnate basal leaves and variously colored flowers with many pistils.
- The mountain avens.
Origin: Middle English avence, from Old French, from Medieval Latin avencia.