hardhack

[ hahrd-hak ]
/ ˈhɑrdˌhæk /

noun

a woolly-leaved North American shrub, Spiraea tomentosa, of the rose family, having short, spikelike clusters of rose-colored flowers.

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Origin of hardhack

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; hard + hack1
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hardhack
/ (ˈhɑːdˌhæk) /

noun

a woody North American rosaceous plant, Spiraea tomentosa, with downy leaves and tapering clusters of small pink or white flowersAlso called: steeplebush
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