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.
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dusty miller

n
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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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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References in classic literature ?
Lucy and I had both a fight for it with the dusty miller. I know it was a hard fight on my part, and I am quite heroic.
I find, too, that sometimes I can keep some of my summer plants like lantana and begonias and just add some fall interest such as coleus and maybe a little dusty miller or celosia.
Last November the Dusty Miller microbrewery in Milnsbridge brewed a special ale and called it Frampdog, Anton's nickname, and offered to donate 10p for every pint sold.
The Dusty Miller pub in Middleton A NIGHT of town centre violence in which two men were stabbed and a sold-out boxing event was abandoned was linked to 'ongoing issues involving well-known families', ' police have said.
His father Dusty Miller, 48, of Weymouth, Dorset, is understood to be a recovering addict who celebrated three years free of addiction in October.
Pictured with him is Dusty Miller, National Area Council board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Hundreds of people, including First Minister Carwyn Jones and Sir Dusty Miller, president of the RAF Association (Rafa), gathered for the service yesterday to commemorate the life of the war veteran and author from Sully.
Un o longau Caernarfon fu hi wedyn - y Dusty Miller. Fe'i hadeiladwyd yn New Brunswick ym 1869 a'r perchennog oedd John Owen, Ty Coch, Caernarfon.
Acacia / Dusty miller Eucalyptus / Globe amaranth / Millet Ornamental cabbage Peppermint tree / Privet Queen Anne's lace / Snapdragon
They carried bouquets of peonies, dahlias, hydrangeas, and sweat peas, accented with dusty miller and green foliage and adorned with ribbon streamers.
Alstroemeria, dusty miller and mini calla lilies represent the sheep.