tree peony

tree peony

tree peony ExamplesWord Origin noun

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

Origin of tree peony First recorded in 1835–45 Examples from the Web for tree peony Historical Examples of tree peony

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

    The Romance of the Milky Way

    Lafcadio Hearn

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