[jee-uh m]


any plant of the genus Geum, comprising the avens.

Origin of geum

1540–50; < New Latin; Latin gaeum, geum (in Pliny) a plant of uncertain identity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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