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hardhack

[hahrd-hak] /ˈhɑrdˌhæk/
noun
1.
a woolly-leaved North American shrub, Spiraea tomentosa, of the rose family, having short, spikelike clusters of rose-colored flowers.
Origin of hardhack
1805-1815
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15; hard + hack1
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  • It is known as ironwood, hop-hornbeam, leverwood, and hardhack.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • I told him the story of Haggerton, and Mrs. hardhack's management in the case.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • When she saw me standing by the Deputy, she asked me where hardhack and Thingsly were.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • Only think what that miserable hardhack has made me suffer in solitary.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • That evening Mrs. hardhack told me they were determined to break Callahan's temper.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • I am not employed by Mrs. hardhack, nor do I take my orders from her.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • Mrs. hardhack stripped their beds, and counted their blankets.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • Handing it to Mrs. hardhack, I dispatched her as quickly as possible.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • Mrs. hardhack did not let her superior officer off so easily.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • Once they drew their canoe up to the bank of Sunasquam Water, a stream walled in by the dense green of the hardhack.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for hardhack

hardhack

/ˈhɑːdˌhæk/
noun
1.
a woody North American rosaceous plant, Spiraea tomentosa, with downy leaves and tapering clusters of small pink or white flowers Also called steeplebush
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