dusty miller


Definition of dusty miller

: 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.

Examples of dusty miller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Massimo Ferragamo’s Duplex on the Market for $18 Million," 18 May 2018 The bride's bouquet included dusty miller and eco-friendly balsa wood flowers. Southern Living, "Chic Outdoor Wedding," 19 Jan. 2011

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First Known Use of dusty miller

circa 1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Dusty miller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dusty%20miller. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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