any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Paeonia, having large, showy flowers, as the widely cultivated species P. lactiflora: the state flower of Indiana.
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How to use peony in a sentence
Virginia artist Dongpei He, who is a native of China, paints peonies with a precision worthy of scientific illustration, but places the pink blossoms in loosely rendered environs.In the galleries: Biennial survey celebrates Mid-Atlantic artists of many mediums | Mark Jenkins | October 29, 2021 | Washington Post
Peonies work well in sun-filled areas, although buy an established plant as they can take years to fully blossom.
More often than not, peony went with green, choosing to take care of both herself and Rita.
Her two previous novels, Snowflower and the Secret Fan and peony in Love, were also bestsellers.
Sophy stepped over the dividing line, and the two sisters walked away to the peony settlement.Country Neighbors | Alice Brown
They saw a band of silent maidens who stood in a wilderness of blossoming peony flowers, that grew to the waters edge.Japanese Fairy Tales | Grace James
All the peony bed was tossed about like a troubled sea, and the pink and white petals flew like foam.Japanese Fairy Tales | Grace James
I have in mind a woman who, some years ago, invested in a rare variety of peony.Amateur Gardencraft | Eben E. Rexford
I was not going to be a peony flaunting among thrifty modest vetches.The Late Miss Hollingford | Rosa Mulholland
British Dictionary definitions for peony
any of various ranunculaceous shrubs and plants of the genus Paeonia, of Eurasia and North America, having large pink, red, white, or yellow flowers
the flower of any of these plants
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