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English noun: spiraea

1. spiraea (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, spirea


Broader (hypernym)astilbe

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


Synonymsspirea


Broader (hypernym)bush, shrub


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


Member meronymgenus Spiraea, Spiraea

3. Spiraea (plant) a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rosaceae


Synonymsgenus Spiraea


Broader (hypernym)rosid dicot genus


Member holonymspiraea, spirea


Member meronymfamily Rosaceae, Rosaceae, rose family









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