san·​to·​li·​na ˌsan-tə-ˈlē-nə How to pronounce santolina (audio)
plural santolinas or 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, 10 Mar. 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of santolina was in 1578

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“Santolina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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