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- n. Any of the genus Gnaphalium of flowering plants, the cudweeds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of composite plants with white or colored dry and persistent involucres; a kind of everlasting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of hoary-tomentose or woolly herbs, belonging to the order Compositæ.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large widely distributed genus of coarse hairy herbs with whitish involucres
It was only on the very edge of the bank, and in the bottoms of the bights, that any eucalypti grew; the plains were covered with nothing but gnaphalium: the soil various, in some places red tenacious clay, in others a dark hazel-coloured loam, so rotten and full of holes that it was with difficulty the horses could travel over them.
_monarda_, most delightfully aromatic, even to the dry stalks and seed - vessels; the white _gnaphalium_ or everlasting flower; roses of several kinds, a few late buds of which I found in a valley, near the church.
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