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Definition of 'spiraea'


  1. a Japanese shrub that resembles members of the genus Spiraea; widely cultivated in many varieties for its dense panicles of flowers in many colors; often forced by florists for Easter blooming
       Synonyms: spirea Astilbe japonica
  2. any rosaceous plant of the genus Spiraea; has sprays of small white or pink flowers
       Synonyms: spirea
  3. a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rosaceae
       Synonyms: genus Spiraea

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