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steeplebush

[ stee-puhl-boosh ]
/ ˈsti pəlˌbʊʃ /
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noun
the hardhack.
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Origin of steeplebush

1810–20, Americanism;steeple + bush1; so called because of its steeplelike blossom shoots
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British Dictionary definitions for steeplebush

steeplebush
/ (ˈstiːpəlˌbʊʃ) /

noun
another name for hardhack

Word Origin for steeplebush

C19: so called because of the shape of its flower clusters
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