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Any of various low-growing plants chiefly in the composite family, having woolly silver-gray foliage.
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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
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1. any of several plants having woolly foliage.
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|Noun||1.||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
|2.||dusty 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
|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 flowers|
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