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- n. Any of the genus Xeranthemum of flowering plants native to Southern Europe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of composite plants, of the tribe Cynaroideæ and subtribe Carlineæ.
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- n. any plant of the genus Xeranthemum native to southern Europe having chaffy or silvery flower heads with purplish tubular flowers
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)