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silversword

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noun sil·ver·sword \ˈsil-vər-ˌsȯrd\

Definition of silversword

  1. :  a long-lived composite plant (Argyroxiphium sandwicense) of Maui and Hawaii that has a rosette of lanceolate leaves covered with silvery hairs and that dies after producing a very tall raceme of numerous usually purplish or reddish flowers



1856

First Known Use of silversword

1856


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