any of several composite plants, as Centaurea cineraria, Senecio cineraria, or the beach wormwood, having pinnate leaves covered with whitish pubescence.
Angling. a type of artificial fly used chiefly for trout and salmon.
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How to use dusty miller in a sentence
Lucy and I had both a fight for it with the dusty miller; I know it was a hard fight on my part, and I am quite heroic.Dracula | Bram Stoker
Small insects of night gathered, and at last a little dusty miller, but nothing came of any size.A Girl Of The Limberlost | Gene Stratton Porter
Among foliage plants such things as coleus, dusty miller, begonia, and some geraniums are adaptable.The Practical Garden-Book | C. E. Hunn
He was lean and wiry and the dust of his mill seemed to have been so ground into his very skin that he was a regular dusty miller.Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross | Alice B. Emerson
I'd like to whip him, till all the dust flew out of his dusty miller clothes—so I would!Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies | Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for dusty miller
Also called: snow-in-summer a caryophyllaceous plant, Cerastium tomentosum, of SE Europe and Asia, having white flowers and downy stems and leaves: cultivated as a rock plant
a plant, Artemisia stelleriana, of NE Asia and E North America, having small yellow flower heads and downy stems and leaves: family Asteraceae (composites)
any of various other downy plants, such as the rose campion
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