from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various chiefly eastern Asian perennial herbs of the genus Astilbe, having compound basal leaves and showy panicles of tiny colorful flowers. Also called spirea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A species, subspecies, cultivar, or specimen of the genus Astilbe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of perennial plants, belonging to the family Saxifragaceæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any plant of the genus Astilbe having compound leaves and showy panicles of tiny colorful flowers
New Latin astilbē : a-1 + Greek stilbos, glittering.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)