meadowsweet


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mead·ow·sweet

 (mĕd′ō-swēt′)
n.
1. Any of various shrubs of the genus Spiraea of the rose family, especially S. alba of North America, having tapered clusters of small white or light pink flowers.
2. Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Filipendula of the rose family.

meadowsweet

(ˈmɛdəʊˌswiːt)
n
1. (Plants) a Eurasian rosaceous plant, Filipendula ulmaria, with dense heads of small fragrant cream-coloured flowers. See also dropwort1
2. (Plants) any of several North American rosaceous plants of the genus Spiraea, having pyramid-shaped sprays of small flowers

mead•ow•sweet

(ˈmɛd oʊˌswit)

n.
1. any plant of the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, esp. S. latifolia, having white or pink flowers.
2. any plant of the closely related genus Filipendula (or Ulmaria).
[1520–30]
Translations
mjødurt
Mädesüß
mesiangervo
mjødurt
älggräsälgört

meadowsweet

[ˈmedəʊswiːt] Nreina f de los prados

meadowsweet

[ˈmɛdəʊˌswiːt] n (plant) → olmaria, barba di capra
References in classic literature ?
The joy with which he recovered it was pretty to behold, and the eagerness with which he ran through the leaves, to see that the violets and the primroses and a spray of meadowsweet, young love's bookmarkers, were all in their right places, touched my heart.
In animals, the above ground parts of meadowsweet have been demonstrated to decrease motor activity, lower temperature, induce muscle relaxation, and potentiate the effect of narcotics.
You will worry as you read about his short experiment with experiencing the January cold as animals do (minus a coat and boots, and, well, more than enough to worry an empathic reader) or as he mentions, briefly, a trip to the hospital where he receives aspirin (derived from the bark of willow trees and meadowsweet leaves) and digitalis (derived from the leaves of foxglove) that leave him looking around at the forest and noticing the potential for pharmacology therein.
Various theories exist to explain this name, the more logical being that Spirea is the genus name for the herb meadowsweet, the source of salicylaldehyde.
Each contains wild Anglesey meadowsweet, esteemed for its healing properties and is finished with a sophisticated tea rose and peony fragrance.
Anti-inflammatories such as willow bark, meadowsweet and turmeric can be used.
Meadowsweet is good for people suffering from excess acidity.
Whether it is a discarded lager can, a burnt-out car or a washing machine it has no place among the meadowsweet or violets that, courageously, stand out from these decaying, rusting, rotting, putrefying mounds of human waste.
Bog-garden plants - those that prefer marshy mud to total immersion - include ligularia with brownish-purple foliage contrasting with yellow blooms (a variety called The Rocket has splendid yellow flower spikes); candelabra primulas in a range of colours; and several attractive wild flowers - ragged robin, purple loosestrife and, if space is not a problem, the tall meadowsweet with large heads of creamy, fragrant flowers.
Paul Hiscock, of Meadowsweet Avenue, Kings Norton, Birmingham, appeared before magistrates in Nuneaton accused of unlawful disposal of a body.
Rank Road name Sales Average price 1 Meadowsweet Lane, S'ton 29 pounds 173,429 2 Fleming Close, Stockton 27 pounds 129,564 3 Durham Road, Stockton 23 pounds 92,563 4 Nightingale Drive, Stockton 21 pounds 151,395 5 Holburn Park, Stockton 19 pounds 121,737 6 Red Admiral Cl, Stockton 18 pounds 184,045 7 Dundas Street, Stockton 14 pounds 63,426 8 Surbiton Road, Stockton 13 pounds 151,150 9 Londonderry Road, Stockton 12 pounds 68,579 10 Wimpole Road, Stockton 12 pounds 166,625
While at 5 years and 2 months one of the oldest bulls at the sale, Meadowsweet Bleddyn, was sold for 5,600gns.