Hardhack
Hardhack Hard"hack` (-h[a^]k`), n. (Bot.) A very astringent shrub ({Spir[ae]a tomentosa}), common in pastures. The {Potentilla fruticosa} is also called by this name. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(Spiraea tomentosa)


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  • hardhack — ☆ hardhack [härd′hak΄ ] n. [ HARD + HACK1] STEEPLEBUSH …   English World dictionary

  • hardhack — noun Date: 1814 a North American spirea (Spiraea tomentosa) with dense terminal panicles of pink or occasionally white flowers and leaves having a hairy and yellow to rust colored underside …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hardhack — /hahrd hak /, n. 1. a woolly leaved North American shrub, Spiraea tomentosa, of the rose family, having short, spikelike clusters of rose colored flowers. 2. See shrubby cinquefoil. [1805 15, Amer.; HARD + HACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hardhack — noun A plant, the steeplebush …   Wiktionary

  • hardhack — n. type of North American shrub belonging to the rose family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hardhack — n. Steeple bush (Spiraea tomentosa) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hardhack — hard•hack [[t]ˈhɑrdˌhæk[/t]] n. pln a woolly leaved North American shrub, Spiraea tomentosa, of the rose family, having short, spikelike clusters of rose colored flowers Also called steeplebush • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • hardhack — /ˈhadhæk/ (say hahdhak) noun a woolly leaved shrub, Spiraea tomentosa, of North America, having terminal panicles of rose coloured or white flowers. {hard + hack1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hardhack — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: hard (I) + hack, v. 1. : an American shrub (Spiraea tomentosa) with rusty tomentose leaves and dense terminal panicles of pink and occasionally white flowers 2. : hop hornbeam 3. : shrubby c …   Useful english dictionary

  • golden hardhack — noun : shrubby cinquefoil …   Useful english dictionary

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