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.
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- 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).
There was bridal-wreath billowing above stone fences, snow-balls, pale globes among the green, beds of iris, purple-black beneath the moon.
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.
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.
Samson, sprinkle another spadeful of manure on that bridal-wreath bush over thar by the porch.
The gravel walks were bordered with great lilac-bushes, mock-orange, and bridal-wreath.
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.
When the bridal-wreath by the gate saw that, she set industriously to work upon her own wedding-gown.
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.