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