steeplebush

[ stee-puh l-boo sh ]
/ ˈsti pəlˌbʊʃ /

noun

the hardhack.

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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