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English noun: spirea

1. spirea (plant) 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

SynonymsAstilbe japonica, spiraea

Broader (hypernym)astilbe

2. spirea (plant) any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea; has sprays of small white or pink flowers


Broader (hypernym)bush, shrub

Narrower (hyponym)bridal wreath, bridal-wreath, Saint Peter's wreath, Spiraea prunifolia, St. Peter's wreath

Member meronymgenus Spiraea, Spiraea

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