- a European plant, Filipendula vulgaris, of the rose family, bearing small, scentless, white or reddish flowers.
Origin of dropwort
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- a Eurasian rosaceous plant, Filipendula vulgaris, with finely divided leaves and clusters of white or reddish flowersSee also meadowsweet (def. 1)
- water dropwort any of several umbelliferous marsh plants of the genus Oenanthe, with umbrella-shaped clusters of white flowers
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