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noun

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
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mountain avens

noun

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