Definition of geum in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjēəm/ /ˈdʒiəm/


  • A plant of a genus which comprises the avens.

    Genus Geum, family Rosaceae

    ‘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.’
    • ‘This geum, which blooms on and off from May to October, is an attractive plant with coppery-pink flowers above a neat clump of fresh green leaves.’
    • ‘Corydalis softens the edges of the birdbath, while, at front, heucheras mingle with orange-flowered geum.’


Modern Latin, variant of Latin gaeum.