spirea
or spiraea noun Etymology: New Latin Spiraea, from Latin, a plant, from Greek speiraia Date: 1669 1. any of a genus (Spiraea) of deciduous shrubs of the rose family with small usually white or pink flowers in dense racemes, corymbs, cymes, or panicles 2. any of several garden plants resembling spireas; especially a shrub (Astilbe japonica) of the saxifrage family

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  • spirea — SPIRÉA s.f. Arbust din familia rozaceelor, înalt până la 2 metri, cu ramurile arcuite şi flori albe dispuse pe toată lungimea ramurilor, cultivat ca plantă ornamentală (Spiraea vanhouttei). – Din fr. spirée, lat. spiraea. Trimis de LauraGellner,… …   Dicționar Român

  • spirea — [spī rē′ə] n. [< ModL Spiraea < L spiraea, meadowsweet < Gr speiraia < speira: see SPIRE1] any of a genus (Spiraea) of shrubs of the rose family, with dense clusters of small, pink or white flowers …   English World dictionary

  • spirea — /spuy ree euh/, n. any of various plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, having clusters of small, white or pink flowers, certain species of which are cultivated as ornamentals. Also, spiraea. [1660 70; < NL, L… …   Universalium

  • Spirea — Género que comprende unas 100 especies de arbustos florales del género Spirea, de la familia de las Rosáceas (ver rosa), originarias de la zona templada boreal y comúnmente cultivadas por su forma de crecimiento de grato aspecto e inflorescencias …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • spirea — spi·ré·a s.f. TS bot. pianta del genere Spirea, con fiori bianchi o rosa riuniti in racemi, o in corimbi, o in pannocchie | con iniz. maiusc., genere della famiglia delle Rosacee, comprendente una settantina di specie erbacee o arbustive di cui… …   Dizionario italiano

  • spirea — lanksvūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Erškėtiniai – Rosaceae Juss. atitikmenys: lot. Sorbaria angl. false spirea; spirea vok. Fiederspiere; Fiederspierstrauch rus. рябинник lenk. sorbaria; tawlina …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • spirea — lanksva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių (Rosaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Spiraea). atitikmenys: lot. Spiraea angl. spirea vok. Spierstrauch rus. спирея; таволга lenk. tawuła …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • spirea — noun a) Any of many flowering shrubs, of the genus Spiraea, that have clusters of white or pink flowers b) The unrelated astilbe …   Wiktionary

  • Spirea — pl.f. spiree …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • spirea — n. any of a number of shrubs which belong to the rose family and bear clusters of white or pink flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

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