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  • noun Alternative form of spirea.


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  • also, meadowsweet

    March 2, 2010

  • "When spring came, Lewis was surprised to see that the hedge in front of the Hanchett house was wildly overgrown. It was a spiraea hedge, and had always had bristly little pink-and-white blossoms. This spring there were no blossoms on the hedge; it had turned into a dark, thorny thicket that completely hid the first floor windows and sent long waving tendrils up to scrape at the zinc gutter troughs. Burdocks and ailanthus trees had grown up overnight near the house; their branches screened the second-story windows."

    The House with a Clock in Its Walls, by John Bellairs, p 122 of the Puffin Books paperback edition

    March 2, 2010