Definition of tiarella in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtēəˈrelə/ Pronunciation: /ˌtī-/


A small chiefly North American plant of the saxifrage family.
  • Genus Tiarella, family Saxifragaceae, especially the foamflower (T. cordifolia).
Example sentences
  • Their cheerful porcelain-white blossoms dance and dart in the autumn breezes, towering over the heucheras, tiarellas, and ferns at their feet.
  • I'm also adding a few tiarellas in between, but they just aren't as hardy as the herbs though.
  • As I occasionally deadheaded the shade perennials, I admired the tiarellas for their toughness - and their beauty of both leaf and form.


Modern Latin, from Latin tiara 'turban, tiara' + the diminutive suffix -ella.

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Syllabification: ti·a·rel·la

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