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[New Latin Gēum, genus in which avens is classified, from Latin gaeum, gēum, a plant with aromatic roots, perhaps avens, of unknown origin.]


(Plants) any herbaceous plant of the rosaceous genus Geum, having compound leaves and red, orange, or white flowers. See also avens
[C19: New Latin, from Latin: herb bennet, avens]


(ˈæv ɪnz)

n., pl. -ens.
any of various plants of the genus Geum, of the rose family, having yellow, white, or red flowers.
[1200–50; Middle English avence < Old French < Medieval Latin avencia kind of clover]
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rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, rose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens
avens - any of various perennials of the genus Geum having usually pinnate basal leaves and variously colored flowers
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