spirea

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noun spi·rea \spī-ˈrē-ə\
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spiraea

Definition of spirea

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Spiraea) of deciduous shrubs of the rose family with small usually white or pink flowers in dense racemes, corymbs, cymes, or panicles

  2. 2 :  any of several garden plants resembling spireas; especially :  a shrub (Astilbe japonica) of the saxifrage family

Origin and Etymology of spirea

New Latin Spiraea, from Latin, a plant, from Greek speiraia


First Known Use: 1669


SPIREA Defined for Kids

spirea

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noun spi·rea \spī-ˈrē-ə\
variants: or

spiraea

\spī-ˈrē-ə\

Definition of spirea for Students

  1. :  a shrub related to the rose that bears clusters of small white or pink flowers


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