meadowsweet
noun Date: 1530 1. any of several spireas; especially a North American native or naturalized spirea (as Spiraea alba and S. latifolia) 2. any of a genus (Filipendula) of herbs closely related to the spireas

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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

  • meadowsweet — ► NOUN ▪ a tall meadow plant with heads of creamy white fragrant flowers …   English terms dictionary

  • meadowsweet — [med′ō swēt΄] n. 1. any of several spireas; esp., either of two common species (Spiraea alba and S. latifolia) 2. any of a genus (Filipendula) of plants of the rose family, with fragrant, white, pink, or purple flowers in clusters …   English World dictionary

  • meadowsweet — pelkinė vingiorykštė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Filipendula ulmaria), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • meadowsweet — /med oh sweet /, n. 1. any plant belonging to the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, esp. S. latifolia, having white or pink flowers. 2. any plant of the closely related genus Filipendula (or Ulmaria). [1520 30; MEADOW + SWEET] * * * …   Universalium

  • meadowsweet — noun /ˈmɛdəʊswiːt,ˈmɛdoʊˈswit/ a) A Eurasian perennial flowering plant of Rosaceae family, Filipendula ulmaria. b) A common name for the genus Spiraea of the Rosaceae family, native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere and consisting of about 80… …   Wiktionary

  • Meadowsweet — A plant (Filipendula ulmaria) once used to flavour *mead; found in fenland and wet meadowland …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • meadowsweet — medəʊswɪːt n. plant of the rose family which is commonly found in meadows and has creamy white fragrant flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meadowsweet — noun a tall plant with heads of creamy white fragrant flowers, growing typically in damp meadows. [Filipendula ulmaria.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • meadowsweet — mead•ow•sweet [[t]ˈmɛd oʊˌswit[/t]] n. 1) pln any plant of the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, esp. S. latifolia, having white or pink flowers 2) pln any plant of the closely related genus Filipendula (or Ulmaria) • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

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