silversword


sil·ver·sword

noun \ˈsil-vər-ˌsrd\

Definition of SILVERSWORD

:  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

First Known Use of SILVERSWORD

1856

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