filipendula

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

Definition of filipendula

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 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


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