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Variant of spirea.
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[C17: via Latin from Greek speiraia, from speira spire2]
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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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|Noun||1.||spiraea - 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|
Saint Peter's wreath, Spiraea prunifolia, St. Peter's wreath, bridal wreath, bridal-wreath - shrub having copious small white flowers in spring
|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
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spiraea[spaɪˈrɪə] N → espirea f
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