Anaphalis

noun
Anaph·​a·​lis | \ əˈnafələ̇s \

Definition of Anaphalis

: 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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First Known Use of Anaphalis

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anaphalis

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

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“Anaphalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anaphalis. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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