any of various plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, having clusters of small, white or pink flowers, certain species of which are cultivated as ornamentals.
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How to use spirea in a sentence
In fact, attempt to train a spirea and the chances are that you will spoil it.Amateur Gardencraft | Eben E. Rexford
The white spirea bush foamed like a wave against the wood-shed window.Fairy Prince and Other Stories | Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
The hardy ornamental shrubs, honeysuckle, lilac, mock-orange and spirea Van Houttii can be grown here.
Some trees and shrubs killed back quite badly the past winter, especially spirea Van Houtti was badly hurt.
All the lower rooms were lighted and full of flowers, the corridors all pink geraniums with a mist of white spirea over them.The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 | Augustus J. C. Hare