from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The common name of a cultivated species of Spiræa, S. hypericifolia, with long recurved branches and numerous small white double flowers in the axils of the leaves.
  • noun The Francoa ramosa, a somewhat shrubby saxifragaceous plant of Chili, with long crowded racemes of white flowers. It is cultivated in England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Chilean evergreen shrub having delicate spikes of small white flowers
  • noun shrub having copious small white flowers in spring


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  • And even the bridal-wreath tree (light, fresh, barely there).

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  • There was bridal-wreath billowing above stone fences, snow-balls, pale globes among the green, beds of iris, purple-black beneath the moon.

    The Tin Soldier

  • Below the back steps lay a little city garden, so lovely in the strengthening March sunlight that she must set her bottles down on the step, and run down for a whiff of the fragrance of climbing roses, just beginning to bloom, of bridal-wreath and white lilac.

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  • Larks whirled up from the fields, and the bridal-wreath and syringa bushes were mounds of creamy bloom.


  • Roses and bridal-wreath and mock-orange trees were in bloom.

    Martie, the Unconquered

  • Samson, sprinkle another spadeful of manure on that bridal-wreath bush over thar by the porch.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • The gravel walks were bordered with great lilac-bushes, mock-orange, and bridal-wreath.

    A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays

  • Then she went slowly up and down the box-bordered walks, the full skirt of her "old lady's gown" trailing stiffly over the white gravel, her delicate face rising against the blossomless shrubs of snowball and bridal-wreath, like a faintly tinted flower that had been blighted before it fully bloomed.

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  • When the bridal-wreath by the gate saw that, she set industriously to work upon her own wedding-gown.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • Overhead the silken folds of the flag hung motionless in the calm evening air; and all the place about him was sweet with the scent of bridal-wreath and early iris.

    Ailsa Paige


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