noun, plural av·ens.
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Flowers still clung to many of these stalks—yellow avens, alpine gentians, blue polemonium, and purple primrose.Watched by Wild Animals|Enos A. Mills
Herbaceous vegetation consists largely of muhly grass, geum, and avens.
It is soon followed by the wild parsley, Nuttall's or yellow violet, and the vivid plumes of the purple avens.North Dakota|Various
The mountain avens, Dryas octopetala, belongs to the same nat.
The Common Avens grows abundantly all summer in woods and on shady hedge-banks, but it is not very attractive.Flowers Shown to the Children|C. E. Smith