Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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Examples

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

    Nigella « Fairegarden

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

    Southern Africa bushveld

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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