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A Eurasian plant (Filipendula vulgaris syn. F. hexapetala) in the rose family, having finely divided leaflets and clusters of small white flowers.
1. (Plants) a Eurasian rosaceous plant, Filipendula vulgaris, with finely divided leaves and clusters of white or reddish flowers. See also meadowsweet1
2. (Plants) water dropwort any of several umbelliferous marsh plants of the genus Oenanthe, with umbrella-shaped clusters of white flowers
a European plant, Filipendula vulgaris, of the rose family, bearing small scentless white or reddish flowers.