Filipendula ulmaria, commonly known as meadowsweet or mead wort, is a perennial herb in the family Rosaceae that grows in damp meadows. It is native throughout most of Europe and Western Asia (Near east and Middle east). It has been introduced and naturalised in North America.
Meadowsweet has also been referred to as queen of the meadow, pride of the meadow, meadow-wort, meadow queen, lady of the meadow, dollof, meadsweet, and bridewort.
Corruption of mead sweet, from use in making mead.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɛdəʊswiːt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɛdoʊˈswit/
meadowsweet (plural meadowsweets)
- A Eurasian perennial flowering plant of Rosaceae family, Filipendula ulmaria.
- Any plant of the genus Spiraea of the Rosaceae family, native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere and consisting of about 80-100 species of shrubs.
- (Filipendula ulmaria): queen of the meadow, pride of the meadow, meadowwort, meadwort, meadow queen, lady of