Definition of Meadowsweet

1. n. The name of several plants of the genus Spiræa, especially the white- or pink-flowered S. salicifolia, a low European and American shrub, and the herbaceous S. Ulmaria, which has fragrant white flowers in compound cymes.



Definition of Meadowsweet

1. Noun. (botany) A Eurasian perennial flowering plant of ''Rosaceae'' family, ''Filipendula ulmaria''. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) A common name for the genus ''Spiraea'' of the ''Rosaceae'' family, native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere and consisting of about 80-100 species of shrubs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Meadowsweet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meadowsweet

meadow spikemoss
meadow spittlebug
meadow vole
meadowhawk
meadowhawks
meadowland
meadowlands
meadowlark
meadowlarks
meadowless
meadowlike
meadowrue
meadowrues
meadows
meadowsweet (current term)
meadowsweets
meadowwort
meadowy
meads
meadsweet
meadwort
meady
meager
meagerer
meagerest
meagerly
meagerness
meagernesses
meagre

Literary usage of Meadowsweet

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1. Haunts of Ancient Peace by Alfred Austin (1902)
"... AND meadowsweet INTO untethered bark we stepped, When the winds and waters slept, In the silvery-curtained swoon Of the languid afternoon, ..."

2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1908)
"he knew in his heart that meadowsweet Dawson was as innocent of guile as the veriest babe unborn. " Has Walter been with you lately, meadowsweet ? ..."

3. Fifty Years of English Song: Selections from the Poets of the Reign of Victoria by Henry Fitz Randolph (1888)
"Bring back the singing; and the scent Of meadowlands at dewy prime ; — Oh, bring again my heart's content, Thou Spirit of the Summertime ! meadowsweet. ..."

4. Popular Poets of the Period by F. A. H. Eyles (1889)
"meadowsweet. (Mowers and Months). Through grass, through amber'd cornfields, our slow Stream- Fringed with its flags and reeds and rushes tall, ..."

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