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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.
Meadowsweets, astilbes and rodgersias will all thrive and it's tailor-made for bog primulas and irises.
On this hot May afternoon, the lovers lay among the heather and Katie contemplated her future as bees murmured among the sunny yellow celandines, scented primroses, meadowsweets and glorious purple thistles.