Avens definitions

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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.
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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.
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(botany) A plant of the genus Geum, especially Geum urbanum, or herb bennet.
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(botany) A plant of the genus Dryas.
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Origin of avens

Middle English avence, from Anglo-Norman avance, avence, from Medieval Latin avencia (“a kind of clover”)