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wild hydrangea

noun
1.
a shrub, Hydrangea arborescens, of the saxifrage family, common throughout the eastern half of the U.S., having egg-shaped leaves and a rounded cluster of white flowers.
Also called sevenbark.
Origin of wild hydrangea
1885-1890
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90
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