filago

noun 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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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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