hardhack

noun
hard·hack | \ˈhärd-ˌhak \

Definition of hardhack 

: a North American spirea (Spiraea tomentosa) with dense terminal panicles of pink or occasionally white flowers and leaves having a hairy and yellow to rust-colored underside

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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