steeplebush
noun Date: circa 1818 hardhack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • steeplebush — ☆ steeplebush [stē′pəlboosh΄ ] n. [from the steeplelike shape of the flower clusters] a shrub (Spiraea tomentosa) of the rose family, with clusters of pink, purple, or sometimes white flowers and hairy leaves, native to the E U.S …   English World dictionary

  • steeplebush — šlaitinė lanksva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Spiraea douglasii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Spiraea douglasii angl. Douglas spirea; steeplebush šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • steeplebush — /stee peuhl boosh /, n. the hardhack. [1810 20, Amer.; STEEPLE + BUSH1; so called because of its steeplelike blossom shoots] * * * …   Universalium

  • steeplebush — noun Spiraea tomentosa, a plant with narrow pyramidal clusters of flowers and a dense woolly tomentum. Syn: hardhack …   Wiktionary

  • steeplebush — stee•ple•bush [[t]ˈsti pəlˌbʊʃ[/t]] n. hardhack • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • steeplebush — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: so called from its steeplelike inflorescences : hardhack 1 * * * /stee peuhl boosh /, n. the hardhack. [1810 20, Amer.; STEEPLE + BUSH1; so called because of its steeplelike blossom shoots] * * * steepˈlebush noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spiraea tomentosa — Taxobox color = lightgreen name = Steeplebush status = secure image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rosaceae subfamilia = Spiraeoideae genus = Spiraea species = S. tomentosa… …   Wikipedia

  • Spiraea — For the European and west Asian herb, see Meadowsweet. Taxobox name = Spiraea image width = 240px image caption = Spiraea regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rosaceae subfamilia = Spiraeoideae …   Wikipedia

  • Spiraea douglasii — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • hardhack — noun A plant, the steeplebush …   Wiktionary

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