capitalized : a large genus of mostly African and Australian plants (family Compositae) with flower heads having shining involucres which retain their color when dried see strawflower
plural -s : any plant of the genus Helichrysum

Word History


New Latin, from Greek helichrysos, from helik- helic- + chrysos gold

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“Helichrysum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helichrysum. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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