Her two previous novels, Snowflower and the Secret Fan and peony in Love, were also bestsellers.
More often than not, peony went with green, choosing to take care of both herself and Rita.
It is our little snow-image which peony and I have been making.
Flora, whom he had left a lily, had become a peony; but that was not much.
The chrysanthemo-ponienne exhibits the use in various ways of the chrysanthemum and peony.
You can clamber on the snowdrift, peony, and reach them easily.
She followed the peony path from the lake to the thicket, entered among the trees and pushed her way forward.
His idea of color was a peony, with the dew of early morning on its petals.
All the peony bed was tossed about like a troubled sea, and the pink and white petals flew like foam.
It's awful, I know—I am abominably ashamed, I am as red as a peony.
a 16c. merger of Middle English pyony (from Old English peonie) and Old North French pione (Modern French pivoine), both from Late Latin peonia, from Latin pæonia, from Greek paionia (fem. of paionios), perhaps from Paion, physician of the gods (or Apollo in this aspect), and so called for the plant's healing qualities. The root, flowers, and seeds formerly were used in medicine.