from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stout Australian plant (Helichrysum bracteatum) having flower heads with showy, variously colored bracts that retain their color when dried.

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  • n. Any of many Australian plants, of the genus Helichrysum, having deep yellow flowers than can be readily dried

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  • n. any of various plants of the genus Helipterum
  • n. plant of southern and southeastern United States grown for its yellow flowers that can be dried
  • n. Australian plant naturalized in Spain having flowers of lemon yellow to deep gold; the frequent choice of those who love dried flowers


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  • Helichrysum bracteatum is my favorite, especially for autumn flower arrangements.

    February 17, 2008