dusty miller


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dusty miller

n.
Any of various low-growing plants chiefly in the composite family, having woolly silver-gray foliage.

dusty miller

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1. (Plants) Also called: snow-in-summer a caryophyllaceous plant, Cerastium tomentosum, of SE Europe and Asia, having white flowers and downy stems and leaves: cultivated as a rock plant
2. (Plants) a plant, Artemisia stelleriana, of NE Asia and E North America, having small yellow flower heads and downy stems and leaves: family Asteraceae (composites)
3. (Plants) any of various other downy plants, such as the rose campion

dust′y mill′er


n.
1. any of several plants having woolly foliage.
[1815–25]
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Noun1.dusty miller - shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
composite plant, composite - considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
genus Tanacetum, Tanacetum - a large genus of plants resembling chrysanthemums; comprises some plants often included in other genera especially genus Chrysanthemum
2.dusty miller - stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leavesdusty miller - stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves
genus Senecio, Senecio - enormous and diverse cosmopolitan genus of trees and shrubs and vines and herbs including many weeds
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
3.dusty miller - a plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust
centaury - any plant of the genus Centaurea
4.dusty miller - herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant
genus Artemisia - usually aromatic shrubs or herbs of north temperate regions and South Africa and western South America: wormwood; sagebrush; mugwort; tarragon
wormwood - any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium
5.dusty miller - an old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowersdusty miller - an old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowers
lychnis, catchfly - mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone
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Lucy and I had both a fight for it with the dusty miller.
Dusty miller (Centauera cineraria), grown mainly for velvety white leaves; summer.
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Bed behind holds scarlet geraniums, white snapdragons, gray dusty miller, white sweet alyssum
They carried hand-tied bouquets of ivory, shell pink, and blush garden roses, sweet peas, ranunculus, and velvet grey dusty miller foliage.
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The bride's attendants wore charcoal floor-length gowns and carried bouquets of garden roses, dahlias, and dusty miller, tied with charcoal velvet ribbon.
It will mean cars will be restricted from parking up to 18m from the junction of the Dusty Miller pub, the first 16m of Lamb Hall Road will be out of bounds along with 12m of Greenhill Road in two locations.
The Dusty Miller, on Gilead Road, Longwood, is having a PS120,000 cash injection pumped into it by the leaseholders Milltown Brewing Co.
A former troubled pub, then called the Dusty Miller, it attracted the "wrong crowd.
Begonias, fuchsias, geraniums, impatiens, lobelia, marigolds, petunias, and dusty miller are among the classic summer choices for window boxes.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white ranunculus, white garden roses, dusty miller, and hanging amaranthus.