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spi·rae·a

 (spī-rē′ə)
n.
Variant of spirea.
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spiraea

(spaɪˈrɪə) or

spirea

n
(Plants) any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea, having sprays of small white or pink flowers. See also meadowsweet2, hardhack
[C17: via Latin from Greek speiraia, from speira spire2]
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spi•re•a

or spi•rae•a

(spaɪˈri ə)

n., pl. -re•as or -rae•as.
any shrub of the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, having clusters of small white or pink flowers: some are cultivated as ornamentals.
[1660–70; < New Latin, Latin spīraea < Greek speiraía privet]
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Noun1.spiraea - a Japanese shrub that resembles members of the genus Spiraeaspiraea - 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
astilbe - any plant of the genus Astilbe having compound leaves and showy panicles of tiny colorful flowers
2.spiraea - any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea; has sprays of small white or pink flowers
genus Spiraea, Spiraea - a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rosaceae
Saint Peter's wreath, Spiraea prunifolia, St. Peter's wreath, bridal wreath, bridal-wreath - shrub having copious small white flowers in spring
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
3.Spiraea - a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rosaceae
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, rose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens
spiraea, spirea - any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea; has sprays of small white or pink flowers
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Translations

spiraea

[spaɪˈrɪə] Nespirea f
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| Summer-flowering shrubs, such as fuchsia, spiraea, perovskia, lavatera, buddleja and deciduous ceanothus (for example, Gloire de Versailles) usually flower on new growth so a good chop now will stimulate plenty of this.
* Instead of Japanese spirea, plant steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa), our native spirea.
| Summer-flowering shrubs, such as fuchsia, spiraea, perovskia, lavatera, buddleja, and deciduous ceanothus (eg | The seeds of most outdoor spring-sown crops won't germinate until the soil has warmed up to 7degC so be patient or start them off indoors.
| SUMMER-FLOWERING shrubs, such as fuchsia, spiraea, perovskia, lavatera, buddleja, and deciduous ceanothus usually flower on new growth, so a good chop now will stimulate this.
| Summer-flowering shrubs, such as fuchsia, spiraea, perovskia, lavatera, buddleja, and deciduous ceanothus (eg Gloire de Versailles) usually flower on new growth, so a good chop now will stimulate this.
He is aboard Kassia, who he rode to victory in the race last year, after winning on Spiraea in 2015.
There is also a variety of the shrub spiraea too that is tailormade sh for spring gardens.
The varieties available are Hypericum Orange Flair, Hydrangea Rosy Summer, Spiraea Goldflame, Caryopteris Heavenly Blue, Spiraea Shirobana and Ceratostigma plumbaginoides.
"The dark wine-red leaves of the Japanese maple, Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood', are a stunning partner for the rich golden foliage of Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame'.
Among five major shrub communities, Spiraea canescens-Lonicera hypoleuca mixed community has highest shrub and herb density, that is, 540.00 no./ha and 48.73 no./[m.sup.2], respectively (Table 3).