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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Spiraea \Spi*rae"a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ???, fr. ??? a coil.]
A genus of shrubs or perennial herbs including the
meadowsweet and the hardhack.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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,
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]
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