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(Plants) any plant of the widely cultivated genus Helichrysum, whose flowers retain their shape and colour when dried: family Asteraceae (composites)
[C16: from Latin, from Greek helikhrusos, from helix spiral + khrusos gold]
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|Noun||1.||Helichrysum - large genus of mostly African and Australian herbs and shrubs: everlasting flowers; in some classifications includes genus Ozothamnus|
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
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