avens


avens
/av"inz/, n., pl. avens.
any of various plants of the genus Geum, of the rose family, having yellow, white, or red flowers.
[1200-50; ME avence < OF < ML avencia kind of clover]

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Any of the low-growing, perennial flowering plants (approximately 50 species) of the genus Geum, in the rose family.

Most occur in the northern or southern temperate zones or in the Arctic. Several species are cultivated for their solitary or clustered white, red, orange, or yellow flowers. The plants grow no more than 2 ft (60 cm) tall. Most of the compound, deeply lobed or cut leaves arise from the base of the stem.

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plant
 any of various perennial, flowering plants of the genus Geum, within the rose family (Rosaceae).

      Most of the approximately 50 species occur in the northern or southern temperate zones or in the Arctic. Several species are cultivated for their white, red, orange, or yellow flowers. As a rule the plants grow no more than 60 centimetres (2 feet) tall. The leaves are chiefly basal (i.e., arise from the base of the stem) and are compound or deeply lobed or cut. The flowers, commonly 2–3 cm (about an inch) in diameter, are solitary or in small clusters.

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  • avens — av ens ([a^]v [e^]nz), n.; pl. {avens}. [OF. avence.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Geum}, of the rose family, esp. {Geum urbanum}, or herb bennet. They may bear red, yellow, or white flowers. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avens — av ens ([a^]v [e^]nz), n.; pl. {avens}. [OF. avence.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Geum}, of the rose family, esp. {Geum urbanum}, or herb bennet. They may bear red, yellow, or white flowers. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avens — [av′ənz] n. [ME & OFr avence] any of a genus (Geum) of herbaceous plants of the rose family, with compound leaves and variously colored, usually yellow, flowers …   English World dictionary

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  • avens — noun (plural avens) Etymology: Middle English avence, from Anglo French avance, avence Date: 13th century any of a genus (Geum) of perennial herbs of the rose family with white, purple, red, or yellow flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • avens — noun A plant of the genus Geum, especially Geum urbanum, or herb bennet …   Wiktionary


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