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tree peony

noun

  1. a shrubby plant, Paeonia suffruticosa, of China, having rose-red or white flowers nearly 12 inches (30.5 centimeters) wide.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tree peony1

First recorded in 1835–45

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Example Sentences

The tree-peony (botan) is here referred to,—a flower much esteemed in Japan.

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