filago

noun fi·la·go \fə̇ˈlā(ˌ)gō, -lä(-\

Definition of filago

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of small woolly herbs (family Compositae) with entire leaves and small flower heads in capitate clusters

  2. 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) — more at file, plantain


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