any evergreen plant of the genus Dryas, of the rose family, growing in northern or alpine regions of the Northern Hemisphere and having showy, solitary, white or yellow flowers.
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Origin of mountain avens
First recorded in 1790–1800
Words nearby mountain avens
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British Dictionary definitions for mountain avens
See avens (def. 2)
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