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geum

[jee-uh m] /ˈdʒi əm/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Geum, comprising the avens.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Neo-Latin; Latin gaeum, geum (in Pliny) a plant of uncertain identity
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British Dictionary definitions for geum

geum

/ˈdʒiːəm/
noun
1.
any herbaceous plant of the rosaceous genus Geum, having compound leaves and red, orange, or white flowers See also avens
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Latin: herb bennet, avens
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