helichrysum

noun hel·i·chry·sum \ˌheləˈkrīsəm\

Definition of helichrysum

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Helichrysum

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Origin and Etymology of helichrysum

New Latin, from Greek helichrysos, from helik- helic- + chrysos gold — more at chrysalis


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