noun fil·i·pen·du·la \ˌfiləˈpenjələ, -nd(y)ələ\

Definition of filipendula

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of perennial herbs (family Rosaceae) of north temperate regions with pinnately divided leaves and small white or pink flowers in cymose panicles

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Filipendula

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Origin and Etymology of filipendula

New Latin, from fili- + Latin pendula, feminine of pendulus hanging — more at pendulous

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to cast off or become cast off

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