meadowsweet [med′ō swēt΄]
1. any of several spireas; esp., either of two common species (Spiraea alba and S. latifolia)
2. any of a genus (Filipendula) of plants of the rose family, with fragrant, white, pink, or purple flowers in clusters

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  • meadowsweet — noun Date: 1530 1. any of several spireas; especially a North American native or naturalized spirea (as Spiraea alba and S. latifolia) 2. any of a genus (Filipendula) of herbs closely related to the spireas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meadowsweet — /med oh sweet /, n. 1. any plant belonging to the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, esp. S. latifolia, having white or pink flowers. 2. any plant of the closely related genus Filipendula (or Ulmaria). [1520 30; MEADOW + SWEET] * * * …   Universalium

  • meadowsweet — noun /ˈmɛdəʊswiːt,ˈmɛdoʊˈswit/ a) A Eurasian perennial flowering plant of Rosaceae family, Filipendula ulmaria. b) A common name for the genus Spiraea of the Rosaceae family, native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere and consisting of about 80… …   Wiktionary

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