avens

[av-inz]
noun, plural avens.
any of various plants of the genus Geum, of the rose family, having yellow, white, or red flowers.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English avence < Old French < Medieval Latin avencia kind of clover

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avens (ˈævɪnz)
 
n , pl -ens
1.  See also herb bennet any of several temperate or arctic rosaceous plants of the genus Geum, such as G. rivale (water avens), which has a purple calyx and orange-pink flowers
2.  mountain avens either of two trailing evergreen white-flowered rosaceous shrubs of the genus Dryas that grow on mountains in N temperate regions and in the Arctic
 
[C15: from Old French avence, from Medieval Latin avencia variety of clover]

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Most of the time they prefer sedges, alpine avens, and clover.
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