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bridal wreath

noun
1.
any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, especially S. prunifolia, having finely toothed ovate leaves and sprays of small white flowers.
Origin of bridal wreath
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • “The bridal wreath and snowballs make it look like a wedding was expected in there,” she declared.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • The bridal wreath is sullied by the incense which rises round it.

    Trevethlan (Vol 3 of 3) William Davy Watson
  • Orange blossoms or other white flowers and maiden blush roses should form the bridal wreath and bouquet.

    Our Deportment John H. Young
  • Athalie brought out the bridal wreath, and tried it on Timéa's head.

  • Her bright hopes had faded at sight of that colorless garb, and the bridal wreath was to wither on her brow!

  • Some are as red as a drop of blood, and some as white as a bridal wreath.

  • At other times she thought of them as a bridal wreath, purer than the purest orange-blossom that ever decked a bride.

  • The young man went in, and perched himself on the window-sill beside a pot of bridal wreath.

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
  • And Mrs. Crisp cut down nearly a whole bushful of bridal wreath to decorate Eugenia's room with.

    The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor Annie Fellows Johnston
  • On her head she wore a bridal wreath and veil—the former of jewels, the latter falling round her like a cloud of mist.

    The Midnight Queen May Agnes Fleming
British Dictionary definitions for bridal wreath

bridal wreath

noun
1.
any of several N temperate rosaceous shrubs of the genus Spiraea, esp S. prunifolia, cultivated for their sprays of small white flowers
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