Rose vs Peony - What's the difference?

rose | peony |


As a proper noun rose

is rhone.

As a noun peony is

a flowering plant of the genus paeonia with large fragrant flowers.

rose

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) ). Possibly ultimately a derivation from a verb for "to grow" only attested in Indo-Iranian (*Hwardh-'', compare Sanskrit ''vardh- , with relatives in Avestan).

Noun

(s)
  • A shrub of the genus Rosa , with red, pink, white or yellow flowers.
  • A flower of the rose plant.
  • A plant or species in the rose family. (Rosaceae)
  • Something resembling a rose flower.
  • (heraldiccharge) The rose flower, usually depicted with five petals, five barbs, and a circular seed.
  • A purplish-red or pink colour, the colour of some rose flowers.
  • A round nozzle for a sprinkling can or hose.
  • The base of a light socket.
  • (mathematics) Any of various flower-like polar graphs of sinusoids or their squares.
  • (mathematics, graph theory) A graph with only one vertex.
  • Verb

    (ros)
  • (poetic) To make rose-coloured; to redden or flush.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A maid yet rosed over with the virgin crimson of modesty.
  • (poetic) To perfume, as with roses.
  • (Tennyson)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Having a purplish-red or pink colour. See rosy.
  • Derived terms

    * be not a bed of roses * bloom is off the rose * (cabbage rose) * (ceiling rose) * * (China rose) * Christmas rose * come up roses * compass rose * (damask rose) * desert rose * dog rose * English rose * guelder rose * (moss rose) * multiflora rose * musk rose * * (polyantha rose) * (rock-rose), (rock rose) ( ) * (rose acacia) * (rose apple) * (rose beetle) * rose bowl * (rose bug) * (rose campion) * rose chafer * rose cold * rose cut * rose fever * rose geranium * rose hip * (rose mallow) * (rose moss) * (rose of Jericho) * rose of Sharon * rose oil * (rose periwinkle) * rose petal * rose quartz * (rose slug) * rose topaz * rose water * rose window * rosebay rhododendron * (rose-breasted grosbeak) * rosebud * rosebush * rose-coloured glasses, rose-colored glasses * rosefinch * rosefish * rosegarden * rosehip * roseleaf * roseola * rose-petal, rosepetal * rose-pink * rose-red * roseroot * rose syrup * rose-tinted * rosette * rosewater * rosewood * rosy * (rugosa rose) * run for the roses * smell like a rose * (vern, Sturt's desert rose) * (tea rose) * the Wars of the Roses * under the rose * (wild rose) * wind rose

    See also

    * * Aaron's beard * amelanchier * attar/otto * blackberry * bramble * camellia * chamiso * chokeberry * cloudberry * compass card * floribunda * hardhack * hawthorn * Japanese quince * jetbead * Juneberry * lady's mantle * maccaboy * Madagascar periwinkle * mahaleb * mawar * meadowsweet * medlar * midsummer-men * mountain ash * moutain avens * namby-pamby * ninebark * parsley piert * rambler * serviceberry * shadblow * shadbush * silverweed * soapbark * spirea * strawberry * sweet briar * tormentil * viburnum * wild brier

    Etymology 2

    From rise.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (rise)
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Statistics

    *

    peony

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (peonies)
  • A flowering plant of the genus Paeonia with large fragrant flowers.
  • * 1653 , (Nicholas Culpeper), The English Physician Enlarged , Folio Society 2007, p. 219:
  • The root of the Male Peony fresh gathered has been found by experience to cure the falling-sickness.
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage='Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.}}