Meadowwort
Meadowsweet Mead"ow*sweet`, Meadowwort Mead"ow*wort`, n. (Bot.) The name of several plants of the genus {Spir[ae]a}, especially the white- or pink-flowered {Spir[ae]a salicifolia}, a low European and American shrub, and the herbaceous {Spir[ae]a Ulmaria}, which has fragrant white flowers in compound cymes. [1913 Webster]

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  • Meadowsweet — Mead ow*sweet , Meadowwort Mead ow*wort , n. (Bot.) The name of several plants of the genus {Spir[ae]a}, especially the white or pink flowered {Spir[ae]a salicifolia}, a low European and American shrub, and the herbaceous {Spir[ae]a Ulmaria},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spiraea salicifolia — Meadowsweet Mead ow*sweet , Meadowwort Mead ow*wort , n. (Bot.) The name of several plants of the genus {Spir[ae]a}, especially the white or pink flowered {Spir[ae]a salicifolia}, a low European and American shrub, and the herbaceous {Spir[ae]a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spiraea Ulmaria — Meadowsweet Mead ow*sweet , Meadowwort Mead ow*wort , n. (Bot.) The name of several plants of the genus {Spir[ae]a}, especially the white or pink flowered {Spir[ae]a salicifolia}, a low European and American shrub, and the herbaceous {Spir[ae]a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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