from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An American shrub, Neillia (Spiræa) opulifolia, sometimes planted. It is so named on account of the numerous layers of the loose bark. See cut under Neillia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A white-flowered rosaceous shrub (Neillia opulifolia, or Spiræa opulifolia), common in the Northern United States. The bark separates into many thin layers, whence the name.


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