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.
Any of a genus (Spiraea) of shrubs of the rose family, with dense clusters of small, pink or white flowers.
Origin of spirea
- Latin spīraea meadowsweet from Greek speiraia privet from speira coil
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition