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

Word History


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

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“Filago.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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