[hel-i-krahy-suh m, hee-li-]


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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any plant of the widely cultivated genus Helichrysum, whose flowers retain their shape and colour when dried: family Asteraceae (composites)

Word Origin for helichrysum

C16: from Latin, from Greek helikhrusos, from helix spiral + khrusos gold
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