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helichrysum

[hel-i-krahy-suh m, hee-li-] /ˌhɛl ɪˈkraɪ səm, ˌhi lɪ-/
noun
1.
any of the numerous composite plants of the genus Helichrysum, having alternate leaves and solitary or clustered flower heads, including the strawflower.
Origin of helichrysum
< New Latin, neuter noun based on Greek helíchrȳsos a plant, probably of this genus, equivalent to heli- (perhaps by haplology from heliko- helico-) + chrȳsós gold
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helichrysum

/ˌhɛlɪˈkraɪzəm/
noun
1.
any plant of the widely cultivated genus Helichrysum, whose flowers retain their shape and colour when dried: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin
C16: from Latin, from Greek helikhrusos, from helix spiral + khrusos gold
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