any of various plants of the genus Geum, of the rose family, having yellow, white, or red flowers.
There were buttercups, avens, and white nettles in flower on December 31st.
Nature Near London Richard Jefferies
Commend me to the prayers of the nuns of the avens Sainte Vierge.
Marguerite de Valois Alexandre Dumas
avens, the English name of two rosaceous plants of the genus Geum.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various
Two species occur in Britain under the popular name “avens.”
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8 Various
Herbaceous vegetation consists largely of muhly grass, geum, and avens.
Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus Henry S. Fitch
noun (functioning as sing) (pl) -ens
any of several temperate or arctic rosaceous plants of the genus Geum, such as G. rivale (water avens), which has a purple calyx and orange-pink flowers See also herb bennet
mountain avens, either of two trailing evergreen white-flowered rosaceous shrubs of the genus Dryas that grow on mountains in N temperate regions and in the Arctic
Also called camail. a mail tippet suspended from the lower edges of a 14th-century basinet as a protection for the neck, throat, and shoulders. ventail.
one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built. of or relating to the Aventine. Contemporary Examples The latest casualty: Illinois-based Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 last week. Wesley Clark’s Folly Robert Bryce April 14, 2009 Historical Examples The man in the little hut on the Aventine had shown […]
an opaque, brown glass containing fine, gold-colored particles. any of several varieties of minerals, especially quartz or feldspar, spangled with bright particles of mica, hematite, or other minerals. noun a dark-coloured glass, usually green or brown, spangled with fine particles of gold, copper, or some other metal Also called sunstone. a light-coloured translucent variety of […]
a wide street or main thoroughfare. a means of access or attainment: avenues of escape; avenues to greater power. a way or means of entering into or approaching a place: the various avenues to India. Chiefly British. a wide, usually tree-lined road, path, driveway, etc., through grounds to a country house or monumental building. a […]