gnaphalium

Gnaphalium

Gna*pha"li*um\, n. [Nl., from Gr. ? wool of the teasel.] (Bot.) A genus of composite plants with white or colored dry and persistent involucres; a kind of everlasting.
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gnaphalium

noun
large widely distributed genus of coarse hairy herbs with whitish involucres 
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