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  1. any plant of the evergreen Mediterranean genus Santolina, esp S. chamaecyparissus, grown for its silvery-grey felted foliage: family Asteraceae (composites)
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Word Origin

New Latin, altered from santonica
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Historical Examples

  • They use-for an edging to the borders of their gardens, the santolina, which they call garderobe.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson

  • Where required as a stomach tonic, santolina should be infused with boiling water, as tea is.