strawflower

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noun straw·flow·er \ ˈstrȯ-ˌflau̇(-ə)r \

Definition of strawflower

:any of several plants having everlasting flowers; especially :an Australian composite herb (Helichrysum bracteatum) widely cultivated for its brightly colored flower heads in which papery bracts resembling ray flowers surround a central disk

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First Known Use of strawflower

circa 1922


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