- a woolly-leaved North American shrub, Spiraea tomentosa, of the rose family, having short, spikelike clusters of rose-colored flowers.
- shrubby cinquefoil.
Origin of hardhack
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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.
When she saw me standing by the Deputy, she asked me where Hardhack and Thingsly were.
That evening Mrs. Hardhack told me they were determined to break Callahan's temper.
Only think what that miserable Hardhack has made me suffer in solitary.
- 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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