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bridal wreath

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noun
  1. any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, especially S. prunifolia, having finely toothed ovate leaves and sprays of small white flowers.
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Origin of bridal wreath

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • But do you not see a myrtle-wreath, my bridal-wreath, on the table there?

    Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times

    Louise Muhlbach

  • The gravel walks were bordered with great lilac-bushes, mock-orange, and bridal-wreath.

  • So, if the little one spoke the truth, he must come; and did not you hear that he is to bring the bridal-wreath?

  • When the bridal-wreath by the gate saw that, she set industriously to work upon her own wedding-gown.

  • Larks whirled up from the fields, and the bridal-wreath and syringa bushes were mounds of creamy bloom.

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    Kathleen Norris


British Dictionary definitions for bridal wreath

bridal wreath

noun
  1. any of several N temperate rosaceous shrubs of the genus Spiraea, esp S. prunifolia, cultivated for their sprays of small white flowers
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