Definition of meadowsweet in English:

meadowsweet

noun

  • A tall Eurasian plant of the rose family, with heads of creamy-white sweet-smelling flowers, growing typically in damp meadows.

    • ‘She had sunk down to lie on the grass and was absently playing with a bloom of meadowsweet.’
    • ‘Then white umbels of pignuts contrast with the drooping honey-scented cream plumes of meadowsweet.’
    • ‘Plants thriving on the meadows include oxeye daisy, yellow-rattle, meadowsweet, bird's-foot trefoil and common knapweed.’
    • ‘Other locally common tannin-rich plants include blackberry, raspberry, rose, lady's mantle, agrimony, meadowsweet, and strawberry (all members of the rose family), geraniums, purple loosestrife, and sumacs.’
    • ‘Honey was used to make a sweet alcoholic drink called mead, which was usually flavoured with some form of herb such as meadowsweet.’

Pronunciation:

meadowsweet

/ˈmɛdəʊswiːt/