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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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Examples from the web for meadowsweet
  • Shrubs include winterberry, meadowsweet, and others.
  • Slender willow dominates the shrub layer which also contains alder, red-osier dogwood, and white meadowsweet.
British Dictionary definitions for meadowsweet

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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