Definition of Spiraea. Meaning of Spiraea. Synonyms of Spiraea

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Definition of Spiraea

Spiraea
Spiraea Spi*r[ae]"a, n. [L., fr. Gr. ???, fr. ??? a coil.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs or perennial herbs including the meadowsweet and the hardhack.
Spiraea
Spiraeic Spi*r[ae]"ic, a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the meadowsweet (Spir[ae]a); formerly, designating an acid which is now called salicylic acid.
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May May, n. [F. Mai, L. Maius; so named in honor of the goddess Maia (Gr. ?), daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury by Jupiter.] 1. The fifth month of the year, containing thirty-one days. --Chaucer. 2. The early part or springtime of life. His May of youth, and bloom of lustihood. --Shak. 3. (Bot.) The flowers of the hawthorn; -- so called from their time of blossoming; also, the hawthorn. The palm and may make country houses gay. --Nash. Plumes that micked the may. --Tennyson. 4. The merrymaking of May Day. --Tennyson. Italian may (Bot.), a shrubby species of Spir[ae]a (S. hypericifolia) with many clusters of small white flowers along the slender branches. May apple (Bot.), the fruit of an American plant (Podophyllum peltatum). Also, the plant itself (popularly called mandrake), which has two lobed leaves, and bears a single egg-shaped fruit at the forking. The root and leaves, used in medicine, are powerfully drastic. May beetle, May bug (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of large lamellicorn beetles that appear in the winged state in May. They belong to Melolontha, and allied genera. Called also June beetle. May Day, the first day of May; -- celebrated in the rustic parts of England by the crowning of a May queen with a garland, and by dancing about a May pole. May dew, the morning dew of the first day of May, to which magical properties were attributed. May flower (Bot.), a plant that flowers in May; also, its blossom. See Mayflower, in the vocabulary. May fly (Zo["o]l.), any species of Ephemera, and allied genera; -- so called because the mature flies of many species appear in May. See Ephemeral fly, under Ephemeral. May game, any May-day sport. May lady, the queen or lady of May, in old May games. May lily (Bot.), the lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis). May pole. See Maypole in the Vocabulary. May queen, a girl or young woman crowned queen in the sports of May Day. May thorn, the hawthorn.

Meaning of Spiraea from wikipedia

- Meadowsweet Spiraea longigemmis Spiraea mediaRussian spiraea Spiraea micrantha Spiraea miyabei Spiraea mollifolia Spiraea nervosa Spiraea nipponica Spiraea prunifolia...
- Spiraea ****onica, the ****anese meadowsweet, ****anese spiraea, or Korean spiraea, is a plant in the family Rosaceae. Synonyms for the species name are...
- Spiraea nipponica is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae, native to ****an. Growing to 1.2–2.5 m (4–8 ft) tall and broad, it is a deciduous...
- Spiraea douglasii is a species of flowering plant in the rose family native to western North America. Common names include hardhack,[citation needed]...
- Spiraea prunifolia, commonly called bridalwreath spirea, is a species of the genus Spiraea, sometimes also spelled Spirea. It flowers mid-spring, around...
- Spiraea thunbergii, occasionally called Thunberg's meadowsweet, is a plant in the rose family, Rosaceae. Spiraea thunbergii (common names : baby's breath...
- Spiraea virginiana is a rare species of flowering plant in the rose family (Rosaceae) known by the common names Virginia meadowsweet and Virginia spiraea...
- Spiraea tomentosa, commonly known as the steeplebush, meadowsweet, or hardhack, is a plant similar in characteristics to S. douglasii. Spiraea tomentosa...
- Spiraea cantoniensis, with common name Reeve's spiraea is a species of plant native to China, belonging to the family Rosaceae. It is a shrub growing up...
- Spiraea alba, commonly known as meadowsweet, white meadowsweet, narrowleaf meadowsweet,[citation needed] pale bridewort, or pipestem,[citation needed]...
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