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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.


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