- any of a genus (Paeonia) of perennial, often double-flowered, plants of the peony family, with large, showy, pink, white, red, or yellow flowers
- the flower
Origin of peonyMiddle English pione ; from Old English peonie and amp; Old French peoine, both ; from Classical Latin paeonia ; from Classical Greek pai?nia, after Pai?n, epithet of Apollo, physician of the gods: from its former medicinal use
designating a family (Paeoniaceae, order Dilleniales) of dicotyledonous plants, including many popular ornamentals with attractive flowers and foliage
Any of various garden plants of the genus Paeonia, having large, variously colored flowers with numerous stamens and several pistils.
Origin of peonyMiddle English pione, from Old English p&emacron;onie and Anglo-Norman peonie, both from Medieval Latin pe&omacron;nia, from Latin pae&omacron;nia, from Greek pai&omacron;nia, perhaps from Pai&omacron;n, Apollo, physician of the gods.