WORD OF THE DAY


Peony
PEE-ə-nee
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, 14th century

1
A type of firework, characterized by a sphere of colored stars that burn without a tail effect.
2
A herbaceous or shrubby plant of north temperate regions, which has long been cultivated for its showy flowers.

Examples of Peony in a sentence

“The grand finale of the fireworks display had dozens of my favorite sparkler, the peony.”

“Her wedding bouquet featured three colors of peonies