Definition of geum in English:

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geum

Pronunciation: /ˈjēəm/

noun

A plant of a genus that comprises the avens.
  • Genus Geum, family Rosaceae.
Example sentences
  • These include the dahlias and impatiens as well as roses, cyclamen, nicotiana, geum and the darkening petals of Sedum spectabile.
  • Water Avens is another name for this species of geum which, unlike the rest of the genus, is a moisture-loving plant that will do well in damp places by a pond.
  • Many kinds can go into the ground now, including asters, chrysanthemums, diascia, gaura, geranium, geum, and penstemon.

Origin

Modern Latin, variant of Latin gaeum.

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Syllabification: ge·um

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