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geum

[ jee-uhm ]
/ ˈdʒi əm /
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noun

any plant of the genus Geum, comprising the avens.

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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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