Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the family Asteraceæ. There are three species, all North American.
  • n. [lowercase] A horticultural name of Polypteris Hookeriana, a handsome garden annual with rose-colored heads which are usually treated as ‘everlastings.’ It is native to the mid-continental region of North America. Polypteris is distinguished from Palafoxia by involucral bracts with colored tips, and by a deeply divided corolla limb.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.