xeranthemum

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xeranthemum (zɪəˈrænθəməm)
 
n
See also immortelle any of a Mediterranean genus of plants having flower heads that are dry and retain their colour and shape for years: family Asteraceae (composites)
 
[C18: New Latin, from Greek xero- + anthemon flower]

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xeranthemum

noun
any plant of the genus Xeranthemum native to southern Europe having chaffy or silvery flower heads with purplish tubular flowers 
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