[pee-uh-nee] /ˈpi ə ni/
noun, plural peonies.
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.
noun (pl) -nies
any of various ranunculaceous shrubs and plants of the genus Paeonia, of Eurasia and North America, having large pink, red, white, or yellow flowers
the flower of any of these plants
a 16c. merger of Middle English pyony (from Old English peonie) and Old North French pione (Modern French pivoine), both from Late Latin peonia, from Latin pæonia, from Greek paionia (fem. of paionios), perhaps from Paion, physician of the gods (or Apollo in this aspect), and so called for the plant’s healing qualities. The root, flowers, and seeds formerly were used in medicine.
- People carrier
noun 1. another name for multipurpose vehicle noun any vehicle designed to carry a large group of people, such as a family; a term for a minivan or other family-type vehicle Usage Note UK
[pee-puh l-hoo d] /ˈpi pəlˌhʊd/ noun 1. the state or condition of being a . 2. the consciousness of certain beliefs or characteristics that make one part of a ; sense of belonging to a .
noun a device attached to a television that electronically records and monitors what is viewed by individual people, used as part of the Nielsen Media Research
[pee-puh l] /ˈpi pəl/ noun, plural peoples for 4. 1. persons indefinitely or collectively; persons in general: to find it easy to talk to people; What will people think? 2. persons, whether men, women, or children, considered as numerable individuals forming a group: Twenty people volunteered to help. 3. human beings, as distinguished from animals […]