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spiraea or esp (US) spirea (spaɪˈrɪə)
meadowsweet See also hardhack any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea, having sprays of small white or pink flowers
[C17: via Latin from Greek speiraia, from speiraspire²]
spirea or esp (US) spirea
[C17: via Latin from Greek speiraia, from speiraspire²]

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In spring, flowering spiraea and coral bells bloom behind it.
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