- any of various plants belonging to the genus Limonium, of the leadwort family, having clusters of variously colored flowers that retain their color when dried.
Origin of statice
1725–35; < New Latin (originally a genus name), Latin < Greek statikḗ an astringent herb, noun use of feminine of statikós astringent, literally, causing to stand; see static
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Examples from the Web for statice
Prickly forms of Statice and Astragalus cover the dry hills.
The pedicels of all the species of the Sea Lavender, particularly of Statice arborea, are often mistaken for the flowers.Botany for Ladies
The commonest species (Statice limonium) may be found principally on muddy shores.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
It is a mass of Anemone japonica alba with Statice latifolia round it.A Year in a Lancashire Garden
Henry Arthur Bright
Latin: thrift, from Greek statikē, from statikos astringent (from a medicinal use of thrift)
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