Definition of peony :
A plant, and its flower, of the ranunculaceous genus Paeonia. Of the four or five species, one is a shrub; the rest are perennial herbs with showy flowers, often double in cultivation.
flower (part of speech: noun)
fuchsia, crocus, fleur-de-lis, geranium, amaryllis, hawthorn, aster, edelweiss, mimosa, snowberry, water lily, snowball, phlox, Queen Anne's lace, magnolia, columbine, sweet william, rhododendron, marigold, hepatica, yucca, narcissus, clematis, camellia, hyacinth, chrysanthemum, rose, azalea, spirea, black-eyed susan, wallflower, hibiscus, bluebell, flax, periwinkle, cowslip, lotus, ranunculus, dahlia, anemone, forget-me-not, verbena, cornflower, oleander, hydrangea, jonquil, buttercup, jasmine, wisteria, trillium, mayflower, strawflower, indigo, orchid, baby's breath, daffodil, tulip, daisy, acacia, primrose, rosemary, dogwood, goldenrod, smilax, lavender, gladiolus, morning-glory, duckweed, pansy, lily, lilac, carnation, laurel, dandelion, larkspur, gardenia, flower, snapdragon, sweet pea, begonia, African violet, foxglove, foxtail, zinnia, viburnum, honeysuckle, poppy, bloodroot, heather, sunflower, lupine, lady's slipper, poinsettia, hollyhock, violet, iris, petunia
- It was a crimson peony, heavy with rain. - "Daisy Burns (Volume 2)", Julia Kavanagh.
- What a peony regards as a natural happening to a peony, she watches with awe when it happens to the lily. - "Beyond", John Galsworthy.
- And Christine, with a face like a peony, snatched up the youngest little Bruder, saying, " It is time these sleepy children were in bed"; but the doctor and the Leonards went off again and again in uncontrollable fits of laughter, in which Dennis could not refrain from joining, though he wished the unlucky Cronk a thousand miles away. - "Barriers Burned Away", E. P. Roe.