any plant of the evergreen Mediterranean genus Santolina, esp S. chamaecyparissus, grown for its silvery-grey felted foliage: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin for santolina
New Latin, altered from santonica
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Examples from the Web for santolina
Historical Examples of santolina
They use-for an edging to the borders of their gardens, the santolina, which they call garderobe.
Where required as a stomach tonic, santolina should be infused with boiling water, as tea is.Papers on Health