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Dusty miller   /dˈəsti mˈɪlər/   Listen
Dusty miller

noun
1.
Shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum.  Synonyms: Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum, silver-lace, silver lace, Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum.
2.
Stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves.  Synonyms: Cineraria maritima, Senecio cineraria.
3.
A plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust.  Synonyms: Centaurea cineraria, Centaurea gymnocarpa.
4.
Herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant.  Synonyms: Artemisia stelleriana, beach wormwood, old woman.
5.
An old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowers.  Synonyms: gardener's delight, Lychnis coronaria, mullein pink, rose campion.






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Words linked to "Dusty miller" :   composite, wormwood, genus Artemisia, genus Senecio, Senecio cineraria, centaury, composite plant, lychnis, genus Tanacetum, shrub, catchfly, bush, Tanacetum, Senecio



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