straw flower

strawflower

[straw-flou-er]
noun
1.
any of several everlasting flowers, especially an Australian composite plant, Helichrysum bracteatum, having heads of chaffy yellow, orange, red, or white flowers.
2.
Also called cornflower. a bellwort, Uvularia grandiflora, of the lily family, having yellow flowers.

Origin:
1920–25; straw + flower

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strawflower (ˈstrɔːˌflaʊə)
 
n
See also immortelle an Australian plant, Helichrysum bracteatum, in which the coloured bracts retain their colour when the plant is dried: family Asteraceae (composites)

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