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2 definitions found
 for spiraea
From 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]

From 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]

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