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Noun: spiraea  spI'ree-u
  1. A Japanese shrub that resembles members of the genus Spiraea; widely cultivated in many varieties for its dense panicles of flowers in many colours; often forced by florists for Easter blooming
    - spirea [N. Amer], Astilbe japonica
  2. Any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea; has sprays of small white or pink flowers
    - spirea [N. Amer], meadowsweet
Noun: Spiraea
  1. A dicotyledonous genus of the family Rosaceae
    - genus Spiraea

Derived forms: spiraeas

Type of: astilbe, bush, rosid dicot genus, shrub

Part of: family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, rose family

Encyclopedia: Spiraea