Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large genus of hoary-tomentose or woolly herbs, belonging to the order Compositæ.
  • noun [lowercase] A plant of this genus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of composite plants with white or colored dry and persistent involucres; a kind of everlasting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of the genus Gnaphalium of flowering plants, the cudweeds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun large widely distributed genus of coarse hairy herbs with whitish involucres

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From the genus name.

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