capitalized : a genus of annual densely tomentose herbs (family Compositae) native to southern Europe, containing one of the most widely cultivated everlastings (X. annuum), and having solitary chaffy or silvery flower heads with purplish tubular flowers
plural -s : any plant or flower of the genus Xeranthemum

Word History


New Latin, from xer- + -anthemum

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“Xeranthemum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xeranthemum. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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