meadowsweet

[ med-oh-sweet ]
/ ˈmɛd oʊˌswit /

noun

any plant belonging to the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, especially S. latifolia, having white or pink flowers.
any plant of the closely related genus Filipendula (or Ulmaria).

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Origin of meadowsweet

First recorded in 1520–30; meadow + sweet
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British Dictionary definitions for meadowsweet

meadowsweet
/ (ˈmɛdəʊˌswiːt) /

noun

a Eurasian rosaceous plant, Filipendula ulmaria, with dense heads of small fragrant cream-coloured flowersSee also dropwort (def. 1)
any of several North American rosaceous plants of the genus Spiraea, having pyramid-shaped sprays of small flowers
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