from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants of the family Rosaceæ.
  • noun The plant dropwort, Spiræa Filipendula.


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  • Surrounded by the white plumes of meadowsweet, filipendula vulgaris, the blue dots add character to the front garden.

    Nigella « Fairegarden 2008

  • Hyparrhenia filipendula and H. dissolute are the most common grass species.

    Southern Africa bushveld 2007

  • Gums, powders, roots, glass phials, branches of filipendula, and rose-petals were scattered about everywhere, and the scents were stifling in spite of the cloud-wreaths from the styrax shrivelling on a brazen tripod in the centre.

    Salammbo 2003

  • Opuntia filipendula (Opuntia macrorhiza v. pottsii) *

    Cactus Culture for Amateurs Being Descriptions of the Various Cactuses Grown in This Country, With Full and Practical Instructions for Their Successful Cultivation W. Watson

  • Mr. Jenner Weir was the first to experiment with ten species of small birds in his aviary, and he found that none of them would eat the following smooth-skinned conspicuous caterpillars -- Abraxas grossulariata, Diloba caeruleocephala, Anthrocera filipendula, and

    Darwinism (1889) Alfred Russel Wallace 1868

  • The common burnet-moth (Anthrocera filipendula) and the equally conspicuous ragwort-moth (Euchelia jacobeae) have been proved to be distasteful to insect-eating creatures.

    Darwinism (1889) Alfred Russel Wallace 1868

  • Mr. A.G. Butler also made experiments with some green lizards (Lacerta viridis), which greedily ate all kinds of food, including flies of many kinds, spiders, bees, butterflies, and green caterpillars; but they would not touch the caterpillar of the gooseberry-moth (Abraxas grossulariata), or the imago of the burnet-moth (Anthrocera filipendula).

    Darwinism (1889) Alfred Russel Wallace 1868


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