Corruption of "mead sweet", from use in making mead.
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 the meadow, dollof, meadsweet, bridewort