- any of several spireas; esp., either of two common species (Spiraea alba and S. latifolia)
- any of a genus (Filipendula) of plants of the rose family, with fragrant, white, pink, or purple flowers in clusters
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- Either of two North American shrubs (Spiraea alba or S. latifolia) having umbel-shaped clusters of white flowers.
- Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Filipendula in the rose family.
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