noun Anaph·a·lis \əˈnafələ̇s\

Definition of Anaphalis

  1. :  a genus of herbs (family Compositae) of north temperate regions having canescent foliage and small discoid heads of dioecious flowers — see pearly everlasting

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Origin and Etymology of anaphalis

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Greek anaphalís, variant (in Dioscorides) of gnaphallís, gnaphállion, the plant Otanthus maritimus — more at gnaphalium

First Known Use: 1846

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a brief usually trivial fact

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