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

Definition of statice

Examples of statice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 6 Sep. 2019 Flower options include sweet peas, sun flowers, statice, straw flowers, snap dragons, stock, bells of Ireland, anemone and aster. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Aug. 2019 Floating pale orchid blooms and statice balance the installation, fashioned out of copper pipe and leather tiles, and call to mind starfish and coral. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, ELLE Decor, 19 Jan. 2018 Flowers which air dry well include goldenrod, hydrangea, statice, strawflower, celosia, rosebuds, yarrow, globe amaranth, grass plumes, rudbeckia, bachelor's buttons, zinnias and sunflower, to name a few. Dan Gill,, 4 Nov. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of statice

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for statice

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

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“Statice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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