hardhack

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hard·hack

 (härd′hăk′)
n.
A woody plant (Spiraea tomentosa) in the rose family, native to eastern North America, having leaves with rusty down on the undersides and spikelike clusters of small rose-purple flowers. Also called steeplebush.

hardhack

(ˈhɑːdˌhæk)
n
(Plants) a woody North American rosaceous plant, Spiraea tomentosa, with downy leaves and tapering clusters of small pink or white flowers. Also called: steeplebush

hard•hack

(ˈhɑrdˌhæk)

n.
a woolly-leaved North American shrub, Spiraea tomentosa, of the rose family, having short, spikelike clusters of rose-colored flowers. Also called steeplebush.
[1805–15, Amer.]