Steeple bush

steeplebush

[stee-puhl-boosh]
noun
the hardhack.

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism; steeple + bush1; so called because of its steeplelike blossom shoots

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steeplebush (ˈstiːpəlˌbʊʃ)
 
n
another name for hardhack
 
[C19: so called because of the shape of its flower clusters]

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