wild hydrangea


noun

a shrub, Hydrangea arborescens, of the saxifrage family, common throughout the eastern half of the U.S., having egg-shaped leaves and a rounded cluster of white flowers.

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Also called sevenbark.

Origin of wild hydrangea

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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