Meadowsweet

Flowering spiraea bushes in the park
Synonyms:
Queen of the Meadow
Categories: Medicinal Plant
Meadowsweet (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Corruption of mead sweet, from use in making mead.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɛdəʊswiːt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɛdoʊˈswit/

Noun

meadowsweet (plural meadowsweets)

  1. A Eurasian perennial flowering plant of Rosaceae family, Filipendula ulmaria.
  2. Any plant of the genus Spiraea of the Rosaceae family, native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere and consisting of about 80-100 species of shrubs.

Synonyms

  • (Filipendula ulmaria): queen of the meadow, pride of the meadow, meadowwort, meadwort, meadow queen, lady of
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