helichrysum

[ hel-i-krahy-suhm, hee-li- ]
/ ˌhɛl ɪˈkraɪ səm, ˌhi lɪ- /

noun

any of the numerous composite plants of the genus Helichrysum, having alternate leaves and solitary or clustered flower heads, including the strawflower.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for helichrysum

helichrysum
/ (ˌhɛlɪˈkraɪzəm) /

noun

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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