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any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Spiraea, of the rose family, especially S. prunifolia, having finely toothed ovate leaves and sprays of small white flowers.
Historical Examples

Sisters Kathleen Norris
A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays Willa Cather
Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times Louise Muhlbach
An Egyptian Princess, Complete Georg Ebers
Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man Marie Conway Oemler

any of several N temperate rosaceous shrubs of the genus Spiraea, esp S. prunifolia, cultivated for their sprays of small white flowers


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