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spirea

[spahy-ree-uh] /spaɪˈri ə/
noun
1.
any of various plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, having clusters of small, white or pink flowers, certain species of which are cultivated as ornamentals.
Also, spiraea.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < New Latin, Latin spīraea < Greek speiraía privet
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  • Lush areas of willow, spirea, silk dogwood and alder shrubs can be found in the river corridor's floodplain.
  • The adults are usually out flying about a week or so after spirea begins to bloom.
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spiraea

/spaɪˈrɪə/
noun
1.
any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea, having sprays of small white or pink flowers See also meadowsweet (sense 2), hardhack
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek speiraia, from speiraspire²
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