leucadendron

Leucadendron

Leu`ca*den"dron\ (l[=u]`k[.a]*d[e^]n"dr[o^]n), n. [NL., fr. Gr. leyko`s white + de`ndron tree.] (Bot.) A genus of evergreen shrubs from the Cape of Good Hope, having handsome foliage. Leucadendron argenteum is the silverboom of the colonists.
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leucadendron

noun
large genus of evergreen trees and shrubs having silvery white leaves and solitary terminal flowers with conspicuous silvery bracts 
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