xeranthemum

/ (zɪəˈrænθəməm) /

noun

any of a Mediterranean genus of plants having flower heads that are dry and retain their colour and shape for years: family Asteraceae (composites)See also immortelle

Nearby words

  1. xenophthalmia,
  2. xenopsylla,
  3. xenotransplant,
  4. xenotransplantation,
  5. xenotropic virus,
  6. xerarch,
  7. xerasia,
  8. xeres,
  9. xeric,
  10. xeriscaping

Word Origin for xeranthemum

C18: New Latin, from Greek xero- + anthemon flower

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