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.

Examples of dusty miller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Start with a basic grapevine wreath, then tuck in sprigs of faux eucalyptus, dusty miller, and more. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Oct. 2023 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 27 May. 2024.

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