san·​to·​li·​na | \ ˌsan-tə-ˈlē-nə How to pronounce santolina (audio) \
plural santolinas or santolina

Definition of santolina

: any of a genus (Santolina) of aromatic Mediterranean composite subshrubs that have dissected evergreen leaves and clustered flower heads lacking ray flowers

Examples of santolina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Consider lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina), catnips (Nepeta), santolina and wormwood (Artemisia). Anna Webb, idahostatesman, "Believe it or not, a monochrome garden can add color, flair to your yard," 10 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of santolina

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for santolina

New Latin, alteration of Latin santonica, an herb, feminine of santonicus of the Santoni, from Santoni, a people of Aquitania

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“Santolina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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