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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various perennial plants of the genus Astilbe native chiefly to East Asia, having compound basal leaves and widely cultivated for their plumelike panicles of small colorful flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of perennial plants, belonging to the family Saxifragaceæ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A species, subspecies, cultivar, or specimen of the genus Astilbe.

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

  • noun any plant of the genus Astilbe having compound leaves and showy panicles of tiny colorful flowers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Astilbē, genus name : a– + Greek stilbos, glittering.]

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