a shrubby plant, Paeonia suffruticosa, of China, having rose-red or white flowers nearly 12 inches (30.5 centimeters) wide.
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Origin of tree peony
First recorded in 1835–45
Words nearby tree peony
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The tree-peony (botan) is here referred to,—a flower much esteemed in Japan.The Romance of the Milky Way|Lafcadio Hearn