geum

[ jee-uh m ]
/ ˈdʒi əm /
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noun

any plant of the genus Geum, comprising the avens.

Nearby words

  1. getup,
  2. getz,
  3. getz, stan,
  4. geulincx,
  5. geulincx, arnold,
  6. gev,
  7. gewgaw,
  8. gewürztraminer,
  9. gey,
  10. geyser

Origin of geum

1540–50; < New Latin; Latin gaeum, geum (in Pliny) a plant of uncertain identity

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British Dictionary definitions for geum

geum

/ (ˈdʒiːəm) /

noun

any herbaceous plant of the rosaceous genus Geum, having compound leaves and red, orange, or white flowersSee also avens

Word Origin for geum

C19: New Latin, from Latin: herb bennet, avens

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