Any of various perennial plants of the genus Astilbe native chiefly to East Asia, having compound basal leaves and widely cultivated for their plumelike panicles of small colorful flowers.
Any of a genus (Astilbe) of herbaceous, perennial plants of the saxifrage family, usually having spikes of white, pink, or red flowers.
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Origin of astilbe
- New Latin Astilbē genus name a– Greek stilbos glittering
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition