noun, plural pe·o·nies.
- penzias, arno allan,
- people carrier,
- people mover,
- people person,
- people skills
Origin of peony
Examples from the Web for peony
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.
The kind man glanced often at the small girl whose face was becoming as scarlet as a peony.Dixie Martin|Grace May North
It was very true that she did not mean to spoil the peony; but it was almost as bad to ruin it by being careless.Proud and Lazy|Oliver Optic
Flora, whom he had left a lily, had become a peony; but that was not much.Little Dorrit|Charles Dickens
My dear wife,” replied the husband, laughing heartily, “you are as much a child as Violet and Peony.The Snow-Image|Nathaniel Hawthorne
The boy was called Peony because of his fat, round face which made everybody think of sunshine and scarlet flowers.Tell Me Another Story|Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for peony
a 16c. merger of Middle English pyony (from Old English peonie) and Old North French pione (Modern French pivoine), both from Late Latin peonia, from Latin pæonia, from Greek paionia (fem. of paionios), perhaps from Paion, physician of the gods (or Apollo in this aspect), and so called for the plant's healing qualities. The root, flowers, and seeds formerly were used in medicine.