Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[av-inz] /ˈæv ɪnz/
noun, plural avens.
any of various plants of the genus Geum, of the rose family, having yellow, white, or red flowers.
Origin of avens
1200-50; Middle English avence < Old French < Medieval Latin avencia kind of clover Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for avens
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for avens


noun (functioning as sing) (pl) -ens
any of several temperate or arctic rosaceous plants of the genus Geum, such as G. rivale (water avens), which has a purple calyx and orange-pink flowers See also herb bennet
mountain avens, either of two trailing evergreen white-flowered rosaceous shrubs of the genus Dryas that grow on mountains in N temperate regions and in the Arctic
Word Origin
C15: from Old French avence, from Medieval Latin avencia variety of clover
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for avens

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for avens

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for avens