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Bridal wreath   /brˈaɪdəl riθ/   Listen
Bridal wreath

Chilean evergreen shrub having delicate spikes of small white flowers.  Synonyms: bridal-wreath, Francoa ramosa.
Shrub having copious small white flowers in spring.  Synonyms: bridal-wreath, Saint Peter's wreath, Spiraea prunifolia, St. Peter's wreath.

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"Bridal wreath" Quotes from Famous Books

... initial rite it is parted by means of an instrument resembling a spear, a survival of the time when a bride was a prize of war, and when her long locks were actually divided by a veritable spear in token of her subjection. Round this coiffure is placed a bridal wreath, made of flowers which she must have gathered with her own hands, and over her head is thrown a veil—more strictly a cloth—of some orange-yellow or "flame-coloured" material, which does not, however, like the Grecian or Oriental veil, conceal her face. On her feet are low yellow shoes. ...
— Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul • T. G. Tucker

... flow, Of infinite joy and of infinite woe: The banquet's light jest and the penitent prayer, The sweet laugh of gladness, the wail of despair, The warm words of welcome, and broken farewell, The strains of rich music, the funeral knell, The fair bridal wreath, and the robe for the dead, O how will they meet in the path I shall tread! O how will they mingle where'er I pass by, As sunshine and storm ...
— Indian Legends and Other Poems • Mary Gardiner Horsford

... midnight was starred here and there with white blooms when May went out and June came in. Drifts of "bridal wreath" were banked against the side of the house and a sweet syringa breathed out a faint perfume toward the hedge of lilacs beyond. Blown petals of pink and white died on the young grass beneath Madame's wild crab-apple tree, transplanted from a distant woodland long ago ...
— Old Rose and Silver • Myrtle Reed

... too, to the wife of Councillor Bugeaud was this parting from her dearly-loved daughter, but she suppressed her deep emotion, restrained the tears in her heart, that not one should fall upon the bridal wreath of her loved daughter. Tears dropped upon the bridal wreath are the heralds of coming misfortune, the seal of pain which destiny stamps upon the brow of ...
— Marie Antoinette And Her Son • Louise Muhlbach

Words linked to "Bridal wreath" :   shrub, spirea, Francoa, genus Francoa, spiraea, bush

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