mountain avens

any evergreen plant of the genus Dryas, of the rose family, growing in northern or alpine regions of the Northern Hemisphere and having showy, solitary, white or yellow flowers.
[1790-1800]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • mountain avens — noun a creeping arctic alpine plant with white flowers and glossy leaves. See also dryas. [Dryas octopetala, family Rosaceae.] …   English new terms dictionary

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  • avens — n. any of various plants of the genus Geum. Phrases and idioms: mountain avens a related plant (Dryas octopetala). Etymology: ME f. OF avence (med.L avencia), of unkn. orig …   Useful english dictionary

  • avens — n. perennial herb of the rose family that has pinnate base leaves and colored flowers; mountain shrub having white flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mountainavens — mountain avens n. A creeping evergreen plant (Dryas octopetala) in the rose family, widely distributed in northern portions of Eurasia and North America and having flowers with white petals and feathery styles. * * * …   Universalium

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