Definition of Spirea

1. Noun. A Japanese shrub that resembles members of the genus Spiraea; widely cultivated in many varieties for its dense panicles of flowers in many colors; often forced by florists for Easter blooming.

Exact synonyms: Astilbe Japonica, Spiraea
Generic synonyms: Astilbe



2. Noun. Any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea; has sprays of small white or pink flowers.
Exact synonyms: Spiraea
Group relationships: Genus Spiraea, Spiraea
Specialized synonyms: Bridal Wreath, Bridal-wreath, Saint Peter's Wreath, Spiraea Prunifolia, St. Peter's Wreath
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

Definition of Spirea

1. Noun. Any of many flowering shrubs, of the genus ''Spiraea'', that have clusters of white or pink flowers ¹

2. Noun. The unrelated astilbe ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spirea

1. a flowering shrub [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spirea

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Literary usage of Spirea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gardening in California: Landscape and Flower by John McLaren (1908)
"spirea. A genus comprising about fifty species of handsome flowering shrubs ... A good collection of spirea, when well grown, will give a supply of flowers ..."

2. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"BEAUTIFUL spirea (221) — Spiraea bella. J. Upright to 6 feet with round branches ... PINK HYBRID spirea — Spiraea Margaritas. J. Similar plant with paler ..."

3. Pots and Pans: Or, Studies in Still-life Painting by Arthur Edwin Bye (1921)
"Against this is placed a plain dark lacquered table with slender legs and on this is a tall vase of simple dahlias, and a flat bowl of spirea. ..."

4. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"CRENATE spirea (211) — Spiraea crenata. C. Leaves f-lf inches long and almost as broad as long, smooth dark green above and bluish green Below, ..."

5. The Annual Literary Index by William Isaac Fletcher, Richard Rogers Bowker (1895)
"(J. Knowles) igth Cent. 35:959 (Je). Spinoza, Benedict de, demonstration of necessity, Critique of. (ED Roe, jr.) Bib. Sac. 51: 641(0). spirea ..."

6. Manual of Gardening: A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Sorbus-leaved spirea, S. sorbifolia (Sorbaria sorbifolia).% Desirable for its late blooming, — late June and early July; 4-6 ft. Plum-leaved spirea ..."

7. Manual of Gardening: A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1918)
"Plum-leaved spirea, 8. prunifolia. Fortune's spirea, S. Japonica (8. callosa),^ 2 ... Much like the last, but less showy; 3-4 ft. Willow-leaved spirea, S. ..."

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