statice

noun

stat·​i·​ce ˈsta-tə-(ˌ)sē How to pronounce statice (audio)

Examples of statice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For this workshop, Chamberlin brought straw flowers, roses, yarrow, thistle, statice and other delicate adornments. Roxana Popescu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Oct. 2023 The statice, said Denee, has been volunteering in the rest of the garden. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2022 Alongside the rock driveway are two large bushes of statice, with its thick clumps of purple and white flowers. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2022 The asymmetrical design features a variety of natural materials, like quail brush twigs, artemisia, sweet annie, white larkspur, and German statice. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Nov. 2022 In one photo, Ms. Johnson wears a crown of roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, frilly tulips, statice and baby’s breath. New York Times, 20 Mar. 2021 Great choices include Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana), blackberry lily (Belamcanda chinensis), Gaura lindheimeri, German statice (Goniolimon tataricum), Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’, and ‘Pink Panda’ strawberry. Sunset Magazine, 3 Aug. 2020 Flora Bee farm opened in 2019 and grows more than 100 varieties of flowers, including zinnias, dahlias, cosmos, yarrow, feverfew, statice, veronica, sunflowers and more. Linnea Covington, The Know, 24 July 2020 In the spring, wispy statice flowers and bright purple irises appear. Marie Fazio, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, genus of herbs, from Latin, an astringent plant, from Greek statikē, from feminine of statikos causing to stand, astringent

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of statice was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Statice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statice. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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