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Noun: purple avens
  1. North American perennial with hairy basal pinnate leaves and purple flowers and plume-tipped fruits
    - prairie smoke, Geum triflorum
  2. Erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals
    - water avens, Indian chocolate, chocolate root, Geum rivale

Type of: avens

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