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strawflower

[straw-flou-er] /ˈstrɔˌflaʊ ər/
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
1920-1925
1920-25; straw + flower
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British Dictionary definitions for strawflower

strawflower

/ˈstrɔːˌflaʊə/
noun
1.
an Australian plant, Helichrysum bracteatum, in which the coloured bracts retain their colour when the plant is dried: family Asteraceae (composites) See also immortelle
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