strawflower

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

Definition of strawflower

  1. :  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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Circa 1922

First Known Use of strawflower

circa 1922

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