strawflower
noun Date: circa 1922 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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  • strawflower — [strô′flou΄ər] n. an annual Australian plant (Helichrysum bracteatum) of the composite family, whose brightly colored flower heads are dried for winter bouquets …   English World dictionary

  • strawflower — darželinis šlamutis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Helichrysum bracteatum angl. bracteate helichrysum; everlasting; strawflower vok. Garten Strohblume rus. бессмертник иммортель; цмин прицветниковый lenk. kocanki ogrodowe;… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • strawflower — /straw flow euhr/, n. 1. any of several everlasting flowers, esp. an Australian composite plant, Helichrysum bracteatum, having heads of chaffy yellow, orange, red, or white flowers. 2. Also called cornflower. a bellwort, Uvularia grandiflora, of …   Universalium

  • strawflower — noun Any of many Australian plants, of the genus Helichrysum, having deep yellow flowers than can be readily dried …   Wiktionary

  • strawflower — noun an everlasting flower of the daisy family. [Helichrysum bracteatum (Australia) and genus Helipterum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • strawflower — straw•flow•er [[t]ˈstrɔˌflaʊ ər[/t]] n. pln any of several everlasting flowers, esp. an Australian composite plant, Helichrysum bracteatum, having heads of chaffy yellow, orange, red, or white flowers • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • strawflower —   Nani mau loa, pua pepa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • strawflower — noun 1. any of various plants of the genus Helipterum • Hypernyms: ↑everlasting, ↑everlasting flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Helipterum, ↑genus Helipterum 2. Australian plant naturalized in Spain having flowers of lemon yellow to deep gold; the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand strawflower — smėlyninis šlamutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Helichrysum arenarium), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Helichrysum arenarium angl. yellow chasteweed; yellow everlasting; sand cudweed;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Helichrysum — Taxobox name = Strawflower image width = 250px image caption = Red Everlasting ( Helichrysum sanguineum ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae subfamilia = Asteroideae tribus =… …   Wikipedia

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