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xeranthemum

/ zɪəˈrænθəməm /

noun

  1. 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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of xeranthemum1

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

A great variety of beautiful balsams were also in flower, a species of Amaranthus, a Xeranthemum and Gnaphalium.

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