fi·​la·​go | \ fə̇ˈlā(ˌ)gō, -lä(- \

Definition of filago

1 capitalized : a genus of small woolly herbs (family Compositae) with entire leaves and small flower heads in capitate clusters
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Filago — compare cotton rose

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History and Etymology for filago

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, a plant, probably cudweed, from Latin filum thread + -ago (as in plantago plantain)

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“Filago.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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