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

Derived forms: spireas

Type of: astilbe, bush, shrub

Part of: genus Spiraea, Spiraea

Encyclopedia: Spirea