Spirea meaning

spī-rēə
Any of various shrubs of the genus Spiraea of the rose family, having clusters of small white or pink flowers and including bridal wreath, hardhack, and meadowsweet.
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Any of a genus (Spiraea) of shrubs of the rose family, with dense clusters of small, pink or white flowers.
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Any of many flowering shrubs, of the genus Spiraea, that have clusters of white or pink flowers.
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The unrelated astilbe.
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Origin of spirea

  • Latin spīraea meadowsweet from Greek speiraia privet from speira coil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition