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paeony

noun plural -nies
  1. a variant spelling of peony
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Historical Examples

  • The little stone lantern I bought the day of the paeony flowers, is also green, with a faint haze of centuries over it!

    A Journal from Japan

    Marie Carmichael Stopes

  • Speaking generally, the flowers of the French section resemble the chrysanthemum, and those of the German the paeony.

  • But now bitter winter comes, snow is on the paeony hill, the hosts of evil are abroad.

    Six One-Act Plays

    Margaret Scott Oliver

  • What mortal man shall decide between the white Crane and the Swan, or between the paeony flower and the lotus?