esp US spirea

/ (spaɪˈrɪə) /

  1. any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea, having sprays of small white or pink flowers: See also meadowsweet (def. 2), hardhack

Origin of spiraea

C17: via Latin from Greek speiraia, from speira spire ²

Words Nearby spiraea

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How to use spiraea in a sentence

  • The rosy spiraea, the mountain ash, and the wild currant, are three common shrubs in this area.

    The Mountain that was 'God' | John H. Williams
  • There are several kinds of Sericotheca, much like spiraea, except the fruits.

  • spiraea Aruncus, if potted early in the autumn, is very valuable for winter decoration.

  • Through the rusty screen of the back parlor window one viewed the spiraea, still in need of spraying.

    K | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Not long ago I was cutting away a thicket of wild spiraea which was crowding in upon the cultivated land.

    Great Possessions | David Grayson