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meadowsweet

[med-oh-sweet] /ˈmɛd oʊˌswit/
noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, especially S. latifolia, having white or pink flowers.
2.
any plant of the closely related genus Filipendula (or Ulmaria).
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; meadow + sweet
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British Dictionary definitions for meadow sweet

meadowsweet

/ˈmɛdəʊˌswiːt/
noun
1.
a Eurasian rosaceous plant, Filipendula ulmaria, with dense heads of small fragrant cream-coloured flowers See also dropwort (sense 1)
2.
any of several North American rosaceous plants of the genus Spiraea, having pyramid-shaped sprays of small flowers
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