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[stat-is, -uh-see] /ˈstæt ɪs, -əˌsi/
any of various plants belonging to the genus Limonium, of the leadwort family, having clusters of variously colored flowers that retain their color when dried.
Origin of statice
1725-35; < New Latin (originally a genus name), Latin < Greek statikḗ an astringent herb, noun use of feminine of statikós astringent, literally, causing to stand; see static Unabridged
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a plant name formerly held to include both Armeria (thrift) and Limonium (sea lavender). The gardener's statice comprises various species of the latter, esp those whose flowers can be dried and kept: family Plumbaginaceae See thrift, sea lavender
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Latin: thrift, from Greek statikē, from statikos astringent (from a medicinal use of thrift)
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