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  1. any of several everlasting flowers, especially an Australian composite plant, Helichrysum bracteatum, having heads of chaffy yellow, orange, red, or white flowers.
  2. Also called cornflower. a bellwort, Uvularia grandiflora, of the lily family, having yellow flowers.

Origin of strawflower

First recorded in 1920–25; straw + flower
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British Dictionary definitions for strawflower


  1. an Australian plant, Helichrysum bracteatum, in which the coloured bracts retain their colour when the plant is dried: family Asteraceae (composites)See also immortelle
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