Anaphalis

noun

Anaph·​a·​lis
əˈnafələ̇s
: a genus of herbs (family Compositae) of north temperate regions having canescent foliage and small discoid heads of dioecious flowers see pearly everlasting

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anaphalis was in 1846

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“Anaphalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anaphalis. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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