statice

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

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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, "Wildflowers of New York City," 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, "45 Things to Do in Your Garden Right Now," 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, "For your next Colorado bouquet, try a flower CSA, pick-your-own farm (or winery!) or mobile flower shop," 24 July 2020 In the spring, wispy statice flowers and bright purple irises appear. Marie Fazio, chicagotribune.com, "Shedd Aquarium horticulturalist-beekeeper to retire after 25 years, leaving legacy of sustainability," 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, "Tamales, fry bread, dumplings, Somalian food and more at Mountain View monthly market," 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, "Floral Arrangements To Try If You Have A Winter Zodiac Sign," 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, NOLA.com, "How to create festive and free holiday decorations straight from your garden," 4 Nov. 2017

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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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5 Apr 2021

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“Statice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statice. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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