hardhack

noun

hard·​hack ˈhärd-ˌhak How to pronounce hardhack (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hardhack was in 1814

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“Hardhack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardhack. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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hardhack

noun
hard·​hack ˈhärd-ˌhak How to pronounce hardhack (audio)
: a North American spirea with dense bunches of small usually pink flowers and leaves having a hairy rust-colored underside
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