Definition of astilbe in English:

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astilbe

Pronunciation: /əˈstilbē/

noun

An Old World plant of the saxifrage family, with plumes of tiny white, pink, or red flowers.
  • Genus Astilbe, family Saxifragaceae
Example sentences
  • They also don't eat anemones, astilbes, junipers, foxgloves, daffodils, ferns, grasses and a whole host of things.
  • To encourage wildlife, they planted cotoneaster to provide winter fruit for birds, while the pond, edged with bamboos, sedges, grasses, astilbes, hostas and candelabra primulas, attracts both insects and birds.
  • The following plants can be woven together with large hostas and astilbes to make an ordinary shade garden look stunning.

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek a- 'not' + stilbē, feminine of stilbos 'glittering' (because the individual flowers are small and inconspicuous).

Words that rhyme with astilbe

Philby, trilby

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: a·stil·be

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