spirea

Definitions of spirea
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: Astilbe japonica, spiraea
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    type of:
    astilbe
    any plant of the genus Astilbe having compound leaves and showy panicles of tiny colorful flowers
  2. noun
    any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea; has sprays of small white or pink flowers
    synonyms: spiraea
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    types:
    Saint Peter's wreath, Spiraea prunifolia, St. Peter's wreath, bridal wreath, bridal-wreath
    shrub having copious small white flowers in spring
    type of:
    bush, shrub
    a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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