dusty miller

noun

: any of several plants having ashy-gray or white tomentose leaves
especially : an herbaceous artemisia (Artemisia stelleriana) with grayish foliage found especially along the eastern coast of the U.S.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Intertwine this Christmas garland with eucalyptus, dusty miller, or bay leaves. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Nov. 2022 Other good cool-to-cold-weather survivors include dusty miller, dianthus, petunias and snapdragons. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 27 Nov. 2021 Some like pansies, dianthus, dusty miller and snapdragons can even withstand a frost or light freeze. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 30 Oct. 2021 The paved terrace — irrigated and landscaped with potted lavender, pansies, dusty miller and other plantings — can be reached via the living room, solarium and the library. Vivian Marino, New York Times, 18 May 2018 The bride's bouquet included dusty miller and eco-friendly balsa wood flowers. Southern Living, 19 Jan. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dusty miller was circa 1825

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“Dusty miller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dusty%20miller. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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