Definition of astilbe
: any of a genus (Astilbe) of chiefly Asian perennials of the saxifrage family that have simple or usually compound leaves and are widely cultivated for their panicles of usually white, pink, or red flowers
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The arrangements are reported to be made up mostly of peonies, sweet peas, astilbe, freesia, waxflowers, and green bells.
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Origin and Etymology of astilbe
New Latin, from 2a- + Greek stilbē, feminine of stilbos sparkling
First Known Use: 1827See Words from the same year
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