Meaning of peony

pe•o•ny

Pronunciation: (pē'u-nē), [key]
— pl. -nies.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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