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NOUN (3)

1. a Japanese shrub that resembles members of the genus Spiraea; widely cultivated in many varieties for its dense panicles of flowers in many colors; often forced by florists for Easter blooming;
[syn: spirea, spiraea, Astilbe japonica]

2. any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea; has sprays of small white or pink flowers;
[syn: spirea, spiraea]

3. a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rosaceae;
[syn: Spiraea, genus Spiraea]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spiraea \Spi*rae"a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ???, fr. ??? a coil.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs or perennial herbs including the meadowsweet and the hardhack. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

spiraea n 1: a Japanese shrub that resembles members of the genus Spiraea; widely cultivated in many varieties for its dense panicles of flowers in many colors; often forced by florists for Easter blooming [syn: spirea, spiraea, Astilbe japonica] 2: any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea; has sprays of small white or pink flowers [syn: spirea, spiraea] 3: a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rosaceae [syn: Spiraea, genus Spiraea]